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Italy Orders A Total Confinement Of Three Days At Easter

Citizens will be able to move to another house within their own region, once a day and only two people, not counting those under 14 years of age.

The Italian Government has approved this Friday a decree law to apply total confinement from April 3 to 5, the three holidays of Holy Week in Italy, and will apply the red zone, the one with the greatest restrictions, from March 15 , to regions with a weekly incidence of more than 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

The decree law, which will have to be approved by Parliament, toughens current measures in Italy after 25,673 new coronavirus infections were registered on the last day, the highest number in months, and increased pressure on hospitals. The new restrictive measures approved this Friday in the Council of Ministers, after speaking with the regions, will be valid from March 15 to April 6.

According to government sources, during the three Holy Week holidays, citizens will be able to move to another house within their own region, once a day for only two people, not counting those under 14 years of age. An exception to be able to visit relatives on these dates.

All Italy in red or orange zone
According to the decree, the yellow areas – those with the least restrictions – will disappear, and those regions that have a weekly incidence of more than 250 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants will pass to the red zone, so that from next Monday almost all of Italy will be in red or orange zone.

In this way, only the region of Sardinia will be the only one to remain in the white zone, with all activities open, while from next Monday Lombardy, Piedmont, Veneto, Marche, Trentino Alto Adige, Emilia- will end up in the red zone. Romagna and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, while Lazio, whose capital is Rome, is in doubt, pending the latest data.

In red, since last week, there are already Campania, Basilicata and Molise; It is an area where it is allowed to go to work, but all colleges and universities and non-essential activities are closed.

On the other hand, as announced by the Minister of Regional Affairs, Maria Stella Gelmini, aid of up to 290 million was approved to facilitate paid parental leave to those who have to stay with their children due to the closure of schools and aid for hire help people at home.

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