Coronavirus: I6 Million Italians Quarantined
Italy has seen nothing like this, with hospitals overwhelmed and death rising fast. With Hundreds of new infections and death everyday, Italy has now replaced China as the epicenter of the Covid-19.
Around 16 million Italians have been quarantined as the government introduced drastic measures to try to stop the rapid spread of coronavirus.
The entire Lombardy region and 14 provinces in four other regions have been closed off after Italy saw its biggest daily increase in COVID-19 cases since the outbreak broke out in the north of the country on 21 February.
The unprecedented decree forbids anyone from leaving or entering the new red zones except for ”undeferrable work needs or emergency situations” until at least 3 April.
It applies to some 10 million residents in Lombardy and another six million in the provinces of Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Reggio Emilia, Rimini, Pesaro, Urbino, Alessandria, Asti, Novara, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Vercelli, Padua, Treviso and Venice.