On Sunday, Italy reported more than 130 new deaths from coronavirus, which is 50% more than the day before because she had taken steps to block whole regions in the North of the country in the rapid effort to combat the epidemic.
An emergency measure had restricted movement for a quarter of the population of the country.
“We are faced with an emergency, national emergency situation, “—said the Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, announcing the government decision at a press conference after 2am.
This step is tantamount to a donation by the Italian economy in the short term to save her from the ravages of the virus in the long term. These measures will transform stretches of rich Northern Italy, including economic and cultural capital of Milan and important tourist destinations like Venice, in red zones are quarantined, at least until at least April 3.
They will prevent free movement of about 16 million people.
Funerals and cultural events is prohibited. The decree requires that the people kept at a distance of not less than one meter from each other at sporting events, in bars, churches and shopping.
The Italian outbreak is the worst outside Asia — have caused serious damage to one of the most fragile economies in Europe and caused the closure of Italian schools. The number of cases in the country almost tripled from 2,500 Wednesday to more than 7375 Sunday. The mortality rate has increased to 366.