Italian Government Considers Lockdown

Italian Government Considers Lockdown, Not Safe to Travel

Travel adventurers, pause! Plan very well your trips. Do not book your tickets for now. The Italian government considers new lockdown and new restrictions. These include provincial lockdowns and limiting travel between regions, in an attempt to curb the spread of covid-19.

The Italian President of the Council of Ministers, Giuseppe Conte, is making an announcement today, 1st of November about the rising cases of Covid19.

The ‘red zone’ lockdowns are expected to be at a provincial level. Rather than national or regional, reports Italian news agency ANSA. As a result, it would affect metropolitan areas with the highest rises in new covid-19 infections.

See also: What to in Rome in November 2020

Rome violent clashes covid19 restrictions,

The government also considering setting up ‘covid hotels’. This is to host people who do not have space at home to isolate. Also to avoid risk infecting family members, ANSA reports.

According to ANSA, stated the deputy transport minister, Giancarlo Cancelleri, “We must stop the contagion curve which, unfortunately, continues to grow right now. If necessary, we will evaluate two- or three-week closures for those areas that present more worrying numbers these days.”

On the other hand, the CTS believed to have stressed the need to wait a few more days to see the effects of Conte’s decree on the 24th of October. The decree ordered the 18.00 closure of bars and restaurants and the complete closure of cinemas, theatres, gyms, and swimming pools.

There are 31,758 new covid-19 cases over the previous 24 hours on Saturday 31 October with 297 coronavirus-related deaths.

Over the last week, there has been a wave of protests across Italy by citizens who say they have not received adequate or any financial assistance from the government and now facing bankruptcy.

Meanwhile, some protesters caused troubles with violence flaring in Rome, Milan, Turin, Florence, and Naples in recent days.

Photo credit: wantedinrome.com


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