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Australia Covid: Sunday restrictions eased in Lombardy, Piedmont and Calabria

01:20  28 november  2020
01:20  28 november  2020 Source:   fr.euronews.com

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Lombardy , Piedmont and Calabria will be downgraded from red to orange zones, while Sicily and Liguria will be designated as yellow rather than orange zones. Another 827 Covid 19-related deaths were reported by Italy on Friday, the highest number so far of its second-wave coronavirus outbreak

Un couple portant des masques fait du vélo devant un restaurant fermé dans la rue Dante, dans le centre de Milan, le 7 novembre 2020. © MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP A couple wearing masks cycle outside a closed restaurant on Dante Street in central Milan on November 7, 2020

The Italian government decided on Friday to ease from Sunday the restrictions in force to contain the Covid in Lombardy (north), Piedmont (northwest) and Calabria (south).

These three regions, so far classified "red zones" (that is to say the most at risk zones), will pass into "orange zones" (medium risk), according to an ordinance signed by the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza.

This will allow the inhabitants of these three regions to move freely within the territory of their municipality of residence from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and outside their municipality or region for professional or health reasons or to accompany their children to school.

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The Lombardy , Veneto and Emilia Romagna regions represented 85 per cent of national cases and A coughing Pope Francis told Italy, pilgrims gathered for the traditional Sunday blessing that he is While other hard-hit nations including Iran have also implemented travel restrictions and brought in

In the orange zone, retail businesses are authorized to open their doors, as well as shopping centers except at weekends. However, restaurants, bars and pastry shops are not allowed to reopen their doors.

From Sunday, only the Aosta Valley (north-west), the province of Bolzano (north), Tuscany (center), Abruzzo (center) and Campania (region of Naples, south) will still be in Red zone. In these regions, the population is only allowed to leave their homes for professional or health reasons, to accompany their children to school or to go to stores that are still open, by filling out an ad hoc form.

Most stores are closed there, with the exception of food stores, pharmacies, opticians, bookstores, funeral directors and hairdressers. Shopping centers, as well as bars and restaurants, are closed.

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This followed a restriction announced on the previous day which affected sixteen million people in the whole region of Lombardy and in fourteen largely-neighbouring provinces in Emilia-Romagna, Veneto, Piedmont and Marche, and prior to that a smaller-scale lockdown Early on Sunday 8 March 2020

The regions of Calabria , Lombardy , Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta will become "red zones" from Friday, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced on Wednesday. The region of Puglia and the island of Sicily will become "orange zones." Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced further

Liguria (north-west) and Sicily (south), so far classified "orange", pass into "yellow zone" (least risky regions), thus joining Trentino and Veneto (north), Lazio (region of Rome), Molise and Sardinia (south). In these areas you can move around freely outside the curfew in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Bars and restaurants are open until 6:00 p.m.

The government also announced on Friday the appointment of a new health official in Calabria, the tip of the Italian boot, where the cascading resignations of successive officials had provoked a controversy at the national level. It is ultimately a prefect, Guido Longo, who will have the delicate task of managing the fight against the pandemic in the most deprived region of Italy, poor in infrastructure and medical personnel and plagued by the mafia.

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