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Covid-2019: Italy to close all restaurants, shops apart from groceries and pharmacies

Source : 112 Ukraine

Lombardy Governor Attilio Fontana and Vento Governor Luca Zaia have proposed more radical measures, down to the closure of a number of entities and the shutdown of public transport
10:37, 12 March 2020

The New York Times

Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has ordered to close all restaurants and shops with the exception of grocery stores and pharmacies due to the spread of the coronavirus, BS News reports.

According to the decree of the prime minister, all commercial activities will be terminated, except for those establishments that sell necessities and food, as well as pharmacies.

"We will close shops, bars, pubs and restaurants. Home delivery is allowed," Conte said in a national television address.

Related: Italy shows how to tackle the coronavirus impact

He stressed that there was "no need to rush to buy groceries" because food stores would stay open throughout.

As of now, there are about 10,590 active coronavirus cases in Italy.

As we reported earlier, that has been a significant increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Italy. The Country's coronavirus death toll went from 366 to 463 on Monday.

"We are having an important growth in infection... and of deaths," Italia's PM added.

On March 11, Ukraine made a decision to stop air communication with Italy.

Related: Covid-2019: Italy applies additional emergency measures nationwide

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