Due to the spread of coronavirus infection, the Italian authorities will tighten restrictions on Christmas and New Year holiday and introduce a nationwide quarantine. The corresponding decision is posted on the website of the country's government.
In the period from December 24 to January 6, the country introduced "red zone" quarantine rules. On these days, movement between the regions will be prohibited, you can only go outside for the work reason, play sports near your home and if necessary.
"On these days, beauty salons, bars and restaurants will be closed, while supermarkets, grocery stores, essential goods, pharmacies and hairdressing salons will remain open," Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said to La Repubblica.
Small relaxation measures are to take effect on 28, 29, 30 December and 4 January - the days when Italy will become the "orange zone": citizens will be able to move freely within their municipality. On these days, movements are allowed to places that are no more than 30 kilometers away. Bars and restaurants will be open for takeaway and delivery only, shops will close at 21:00.
According to the Worldometers website, Italy is in the top ten countries with the highest number of cases of Covid-19. It is ranked 8th. Since the beginning of quarantine, almost 2 million people have been infected, of which 67,894 cases are fatal.