Vatican City, Mar 4, 2020 / 12:45 pm
Rome's pontifical universities will temporarily shut down tomorrow, after Italy's death toll from Covid-19 surpassed 100 people March 4.
Italian officials announced March 4 that all schools and universities in the country will be closed March 5-15 because of the country's coronavirus outbreak.
Pontifical universities in Rome - Vatican-accredited schools teaching theology, philosophy, and other related disciples - are expected to follow the government directive.
The Pontifical University Santa Croce issued a statement Tuesday, telling students that "following the announcement of the Italian government," the university will suspend classes until March 15.