Workers wear masks at the Unilever factory where a 38-year-old who contracted the virus worked in Casalpusterlengo, northern Italy
Another three people, who frequented the same cafe in the Lombardy region, also tested positive Friday in addition to the eight people at Codogno hospital, Gallera added.
Empty streets in the town of Codogno, near Lodi, after local authorities urged residents to remain indoors
The secondary contagions prompted authorities in the regions of Lombardy and Veneto to order the closure of schools, businesses and restaurants, as well as cancel sporting events and religious services.
Local officials in the northern Italian town ordered the closure of local schools closed through Tuesday.