US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — Italian Prime Minister Conte signs decree putting Lombardy and 14 provinces, including Milan, on lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Italian regions now on lockdown:
– Lombardy Region
– Reggio Emilia
– Pesaro and Urbino
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Sunday signed a new decree of emergency measures to combat the spread of coronavirus, was reported by ANSA.
According to him, the decree contains a provision on the actual isolation of the entire northern region of Lombardy, where the largest number of infections is detected, as well as 14 provinces in the regions of Veneto (including Venice), Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont and Marche.
In particular, the departure and entry of people is prohibited, except in urgent circumstances. In addition, all sports and entertainment facilities, as well as cultural facilities, including theaters, museums and libraries, are being shut down throughout the country.
In bars and restaurants it will be necessary to provide a distance between visitors of at least one meter. A restriction is also introduced on the opening hours of institutions: they will be able to serve customers from 6 am to 6 pm.
According to the latest data, in a day the number of deaths in Italy from a disease caused by a new type of coronavirus was 36, reaching 233. The total number of infected people is 5883. To date, 589 people have recovered.
Earlier, the Italian government decided to close all educational institutions throughout the country until March 15. On Saturday, the Holy See Press Service reported that Pope Francis’s traditional Sunday sermon would be a video message due to the spread of the coronavirus.
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