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World 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

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The Italian government decided on Friday to ease from Sunday the restrictions in force to contain the Covid in Lombardy (north), Piedmont (north-west) 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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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

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In the orange zone, retail businesses are authorized to open their doors, as well as shopping centers except at weekends. Restaurants, bars and pastry shops, however, 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 completing 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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Lombardy and other regions in the north will maintain their measures for longer. After five weeks under lockdown, shops selling books, stationery and clothes for babies and young children can reopen their doors but with strict rules on customer numbers and hygiene.

Liguria (north-west) and Sicily (south), so far classified as "orange", pass into "yellow zone" (regions least at risk), 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 staff and plagued by the mafia.

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