"79 people were affected by coronavirus in five regions: 54 cases were recorded in Lombardy, 17 in Veneto, two in Emilia-Romagna, two in Lazio, and one in Piedmont," the head of the Civil Protection Department, Angelo Borrelli, stated this.
According to him, currently 33 people are hospitalized with symptoms of coronavirus, of which 18 people are in intensive care, 11 - in isolation, two people have died.
In this regard, the Italian government imposed restrictions on freedom of movement in areas in the north of the country where cases of infection with the coronavirus COVID-19 were especially prevalent. People are not allowed to leave their municipalities, and entry is also closed. Public events are suspended.
In general, about 50,000 citizens in 11 municipalities and five regions were affected by special measures. For violation of prohibitions, three months in prison are supposed.
As we reported, another person died from the coronavirus Covid-19 in Italy. The second victim of a fatal disease was a 76-year-old resident of the northern region of Lombardy.