Because of the coronavirus epidemic, the Italian government decided to quarantine and block entry and exit to Lombardy in the north, and another 11 provinces in other regions. The corresponding decree was adopted on Saturday, March 7 as published by La Respublica.
Section 1 of the Government Decree states that, in order to counter and deter the spread of the COVID-19 virus, entry and exit bans are introduced in the Lombardy region and in the provinces of Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Reggio Nemilia, Rimini, Pesaro and Urbino, Venice, Padova, Treviso, Asti and Alessandria. On the map, these territories are designated as “red zones”.
People with symptoms of a respiratory infection and fever (above 37.5 °C) are strongly advised to contact a doctor, stay indoors and limit social contact as much as possible.
Everyone who is in home quarantine or was diagnosed with coronavirus is not allowed to go outside. Sports competitions are social events are suspended, too.
All museums, gyms, cultural centers, ski resorts and pools are closed.
The decision of the government on the introduction of restrictive measures in these regions comes into force on March 8 and will be valid until April 3.
This decision was made after the number of coronavirus infections cases in Italy increased by more than 1,200 over the last 24 hours.
As we reported before, the government of Italy announced that it would temporarily close the nation’s schools and universities due to the coronavirus outbreak.