In Italy, the time is not for a second general confinement. But the government now wants to impose at the national level “limits on the movement of people in the later part of the evening”. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte must thus unveil this Monday evening the details of a new decree of measures to fight against the Covid-19 epidemic. These restrictions are expected to come into effect by Wednesday, according to the Corriere della Sera.
“Let us remain united in this dramatic moment”, called the head of government at midday, speaking before the Chamber of Deputies, consulted before the finalization of the text. “The priority is the defense of health”, he commented while declaring himself fully aware of “the anger of the citizens”, in reference to the violent demonstrations in recent days in some cities of the country.
Italy will distinguish “three risk zones” endowed with graduated restrictive measures. The placement of a region in one of these three categories will be decided by the Ministry of Health, taking into account the virus transmission index, the presence of contagion foci and the bed occupancy rate. hospitals. Travel to at-risk regions will be limited except for health, work or study reasons.
More distance education
Italy also plans to introduce several other measures at the national level: more distance learning, a maximum capacity reduced to 50% in public transport, the closure of shopping centers on weekends, the closure of museums and exhibitions , as well as the ban on video games in bars and tobacco shops.
For a week, Italy has already closed cinemas, theaters, sports halls and swimming pools. Restaurants and bars cannot receive customers after 6 p.m. Sunday “1939 people were in intensive care”, or “a little more than half of the activated beds” in Italy, pointed out the head of government to the deputies. “The situation is serious throughout the national territory”, but more particularly in certain regions.
Italy recorded nearly 30,000 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday in twenty-four hours, while 180,000 screening tests were carried out by Italians.
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