Concerns have been raised this weekend in Italy over the variations of the coronavirus and the outbreak in large cities, especially as the weather is favorable.
“I’m clearly concerned. The resurgence of infections is largely due to the English variant,” Massimo Galli, one of the Italian virologists practicing at the Saco Hospital in Milan, told the Roman daily Il Messagero.
“Simply put, all data points in the direction of an increase in new cases,” he added.
Despite the Higher Institute of Health (ISS)’s call for “stay at home” launched on Friday, the organization responsible for advising the government in the fight against Kovid, people flocked to the streets, parks and beaches of several Italian cities. Especially sunny and mild weather this weekend on the peninsula.
The city of Naples responded by closing part of its coastline, which was damaged by locals, and the beaches and bars of Ostia, a seaside resort near Rome, were also occupied.
In the capital’s historic center, Via del Corso, one of the main shopping streets, is closed. Scenes of meetings along the canals of Central Milan along the Navigli.
On Sunday, as the diversity progressed, three Italian regions were classified as “yellow” (moderate risk), officially changed to “orange” (moderate risk): Emilia-Romagna (Bologna region, north), Campania (Naples region, south), and Molis Small area of (middle).
A total of nine areas in the twenties were classified as “orange” and the rest as “yellow”. The change to “orange” signifies travel outside its own municipality and the closure of bars and restaurants to the public, accommodating customers in “yellow” areas until 5:00 p.m. GMT.
In addition, some areas have created “red” (high risk) areas in their territory, such as Umbria (Central), South Tyrol (north) and Lazio (Rome region), which have decided to segregate the municipalities of Calif. Carpineto Romano, at the gates of the Italian capital, “due to the high incidence and the English variant”.
There were 14,931 new and 251 deaths in Italy on Saturday. Since the outbreak, the death toll has risen to 2.9 million cases and 95,486 deaths.