Almost half of Italy, including Lombardy, from next week, will be in the “red” zone, where the most stringent quarantine restrictions are in force.
According to Corriere Della Sera, such zoning is provided by the decree of the Minister of Health, which is expected to be signed unchanged.
According to the zoning, which will be in effect from March 15, “red” will be the provinces of Lombardy, Bolzano, Trento, Basilicata, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Piedmont, Veneto and Marche.
Earlier this month, Mario Draghi’s new government tightened restrictions on red zones. There are closed not only bars, restaurants, shops and secondary schools but also primary schools. Residents are asked to stay at home whenever possible.
From the rest of the regions, everything will be orange, except for the “white” island of Sardinia. There will be no “yellow” regions at all.
Over the past day in Italy, 26,824 new infections and 380 deaths were registered, while on Thursday – 25,673. The last time such indicators were recorded at the end of November, during the recession of the second wave of the epidemic.
According to health authorities, the spread of the virus (how many people on average infects one patient) in the country is 1.6, while 1 or less is considered a safe indicator.
There is also a rapid increase in the number of cases in which it is no longer known from whom a person was infected.