A woman wearing a protective face mask to prevent contracting the coronavirus sits inside a train at a subway station in Milan, Italy, on Tuesday. Reuters
"We got the report that a husband and two adult sons refused to let the woman out of the bathroom after she told them that she could have contracted the coronavirus," national police spokesman Ramunas Matonis said.
The woman reportedly told her husband she may have caught the disease new coronavirus when she spoke with a person who had arrived from abroad.
"Police officers arrived, there was no violence, no complaint, therefore an ambulance was called," the police spokesman said.
Local media reported that the woman tested negative for the presence of the new coronavirus, which has so far infected one person in Lithuania, an EU Baltic state of 2.8 million people.
The 39-year-old male victim had recently returned from Verona in an area of northern Italy that has recorded Europe's highest number of deaths from the disease.
The virus death toll in Italy passed 100 on Wednesday.
Altogether the virus has killed over 3,000 people worldwide, most of them in China.
India has also closed a border with neighbouring Myanmar to counter the coronavirus outbreak, as countries across South Asia reported a rise in cases on Wednesday. No cases have so far been confirmed in Myanmar.
Coronavirus concerns led Saudi Arabia to cut off air and sea travel with Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon, South Korea, Syria and the United Arab Emirates. The kingdom had earlier closed off its land borders as well.
This statement was made in a circular issued by the Ministry of Education and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, NCEMA, as a preventive and precautionary measure to ensure the safety of students and in line with the national efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19.
The Philippines recorded three additional coronavirus deaths and 29 new cases, bringing the domestic tally of infections to 140, as authorities placed the entire capital Manila under "community quarantine" for about a month beginning on Sunday.
The police have fished a man out of the Seine River where he dived after ramming a car into a luxury Valentino store and stealing dozens of luxury bags in Paris.
First lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 and was experiencing "mild symptoms,” the White House announced on Tuesday. President Joe Biden continues to test negative after recently recovering from the virus but will wear a mask indoors for 10 days as a precaution.
According to the case papers the husband tried to kill his wife but his two children tried to save their mother and one of them called the police.