COVID-19 Update - 09 March 2020

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Dear All,
unfortunately, the evolution of the coronavirus situation in Italy forced the Italian Government to issue new restrictive measures affecting our everyday life. Here following you will find the new measures, effective until April 3rd, 2020.
The Government has divided Italy into 2 areas:
  • Orange area, including Lombardy (the provinces of Milan, Brescia, Bergamo, Mantua, Lodi, Pavia, Cremona, Sondro, Como) and other 14 provinces: Verbano, Vercelli, Novara, Asti, Alessandria (in Piedmont), Piacenza, Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena and Rimini (in Emilia Romagna), Venice, Padua and Treviso (in Veneto), Pesaro Urbino (in Le Marche).
  • Yellow area, including the rest of Italy
Travel in and out of Lombardy and the 14 provinces concerned is forbidden. You can only move for emergencies or "proven" work needs, but they will have to be authorized by the Prefect. Also, those who have been quarantined cannot move from their homes.
The educational activity for schools of every order and grade, universities and academies is suspended until April 3rd in the orange area and until March 15th in the yellow area.
All organized events, as well as events in a public or private place, including cultural, playful, sporting and religious events, even if they were held indoors but open to the public, are suspended throughout the country. Museums, cinemas, theatres, pubs, dance schools, arcades, betting rooms and bingo halls, clubs are closed.
Outdoor sports competitions are only allowed behind closed doors.
Catering services and bars in the orange area are allowed to stay open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., provided that the operator can comply with the "obligation" to ensure the distance of interpersonal safety in the premises. Restaurant and bars are open without limitations in the rest of Italy, with the same indications about distance among clients. Other non-catering businesses (i.e. shops) can stay open as long as they can guarantee the distance of 1 metre between customers.
Shopping malls will have to be closed on weekends, while supermarkets are open without limitations.
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Marcello Cordovani is the founder and co-owner of VITORITALY. He is also the Tour Manager of the private tour of Italy

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