Multiple regions of will be under strict lockdown from Monday, the Italian Ministry of Health declared on Friday. The most populated regions like Lombardy and Lazio, where Rome is located, will also be listed as “red zones,” which is Italy’s is having a level of coronavirus restrictions.
Non-essential stores and establishments have to close the red zone. Travel will be only be limited to work requirements, the purchase of basic needs and health crises.
All regions in Italy will be in a red zone over the Easter weekend from April 3 to 5, Italian media reported as well.
Regions that have an event rate of more than 250 new cases per 100,000 residents will eventually pass into the red zone going forth.
In their most recent situation report, Italy’s health department had said that there had been a “decline” of the coronavirus risk level in the country amid a rising trend rate.
In early March, traveling between countries had already been prohibited. The country had also ordered a curfew from 10:00 pm to 5:00am.
The country registered more than 26,000 COVID-19 cases and some 380 deaths in the prior day due to coronavirus. Since the start of the pandemic, government is cutting more than 3.1 million cases and mourned the death of 101,564 people — making it the worse-hit EU nation.
More than 6.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have also been administered. Italy is also all set to start production of Russian Spuntnik Vaccine, becoming the first EU country to do so.
The world was completely in shock when in 2020, Italy recorded a massive number of daily coronavirus-related deaths.
Earlier, a large shipment of coronavirus vaccine was stopped from sailing to Australia and the Prime Minister later ordered the vaccines to be used to immunised the wider population of Italy.