So far Italy has reported 368 cases infected with corona virus in which the patient has died in the last 24 hours.
Italy has been one of the worst countries after China that has been hit by this virus. If reports are to be believed, over 1800 people have been killed in Italy which makes the total number of cases hitting nearly 25000.
On Sunday alone, Italy reported 368 new death cases from the corona virus outbreak in the country which makes the death toll hit the count of 1809 people. Additionally, the number of people who have been found with positive symptoms of the case has risen from 21157 on Saturday to 24747 on Sunday, according to the country’s civil protection authority report.
Governments around the world have declared COVID- 19 infections as a rapidly spreading pandemic. Due to this, they have put restrictions on the movement of the citizen inside and within the country to reduce the spread of the virus which has nearly killed 5800 people across the globe. Over 1, 53, 000 people have been affected globally by this virus according to WHO reports.
Spain has become the second European country to announce the worldwide lockdown as more than 200 new cases have been confirmed. Moreover, the number of deaths reported also doubled up.
Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has informed that there has been extending restrictions on the travel from the north to the entire country, to stop the spread of the virus.
Moreover, Conte informed Monday night that a new government decree will require all people in Italy to demonstrate a need to work, health conditions and other limited resources to travel within the country.
As per the new figures, the rise in the number of COVID-19 infections in Spain has totaled to 7,753. Its death toll totals 288. Afterward, the government has imposed a near-total nationwide lockdown. This lockdown has banned people from leaving home except for crucial works like to go to work, get medical care or buy food.
Milan in Confusion
Confusion has prevailed in Northern Italy among the citizen over where they could go and who could go where under what circumstances. The government of Italy has locked down vast areas with more than one-quarter of the Italian population, in an attempt to control the spread of pandemic corona virus in the country.
Owing to the ever-growing number of patients, Italy has been declared as the Global virus hotspot. Earlier restrictions were laid on 11 towns in Italy which have now extended to the entire Lombardy region and 14 provinces in the Piemonte, Veneto and Emilia Romagna regions.
Milan has been Italy’s financial hub and is the main city in Lombardy is now seen unseasonably numb which can be observed from the city’s main train station to travel destinations. It is mandatory for the people at Milan Central main train station to sign a police form which is a self-certifying form, that they are traveling for the proven work needs or situation of necessity including health reasons for are returning to their homes.
Italy Government Steps
The number of cases in Italy is high at an alarming rate which has created serious problems as the hospitals are at the point of collapse. People who are circulating inside the city without any valid reason for being out has been subjected up to 3 months in jail or fine of 206 Euros. This means the Italian government is increasingly spreading the message of stay at home.
With the increasing number of corona infected patients totaling 29, 172, Italy has again overtaken South Korea as the country with most cases outside China. Death number has also increased from 97 to 463 in Italy.
A decree has been signed early Sunday by Italian premier Giuseppe Conte that attempted to lock down 16 million people in Italy prosperous Northern part for nearly a month to control the virus spread across Europe. Certainly, this is an extraordinary measure that will also apply to the city of Venice until April 3.
This number is more than a quarter of Italy’s total population.
Under the new decree, casual errands are banned. The bar closes at 6:00 p.m.
Mr. Conte described the measures as “I stay home” – with people forbidden to gather in public. “No more nightlife; we can’t allow this anymore since they are occasions for contagion,” he said.
As per the decree, all sporting events, inclusive of football matches are suspended nationwide. Schools and universities will remain closed until 3 April.
The most affected areas by the decree are the most productive in Italy as all the business has shut down and the commercial deliveries of export are on hold.
The civil protection agency has emphasized that commercial freight was not affected by the crackdown. But there is no information regarding the drivers who leave the containment area. It has been made mandatory that they would be subjected to 14 days quarantine once they returned from trips outside the red zones.
For travelers and casual commuters, the procedure for checking for virus infection has been tightened significance at the main train station since Sunday morning decree. People are being now checked for tickets and documents of arriving and departure by the pair of police officers in masks backed by the pair of masked army soldiers.
Under the government placed orders for the country lockdown, 3 passengers with a temperature higher than 99.5 degrees were not allowed to board flights to the United States. All travelers flying into Italy are subject to temperature screening in Italy’s major airports and the flights from China and Taiwan have been suspended by the country.
Spain became the second European country having being imposing a nationwide lockdown. Anew cases 2000 cases have been detected here and the number of reported deaths has doubled up.
In Iran, an announcement has been made for more than 100 people who died in the past 24 hours owing to the diseases. This confirms the case count to nearly 14,000. Tehran has blamed that its fight against corona virus is being severely handicapped by US sanctions.
The capital city of the Philippines, Manila has been sealed off. There its 12 million residents have been told to avoid traveling for a month. Schools and universities have been closed in the city. No large events are allowed to be held.
In the United States, there are tightened and increased screening measures for people returning from Europe. This has created have caused chaos at airports.
Efforts by Governments in Different Countries
Governments in different countries are limiting travel – both inward and outward – to control the movement of people that causes the spread of the virus.
International arrivals in both China and South Korea have been tightened for the fear of importing diseases via infected people.
The cases being reported of infection outside China are on the high rise. The viruses were first originated late last year, then inside in China.
According to the WHO reports, globally, the virus has now infected more than 168,000 people and is responsible for killing at least 6,610 people.
According to the World Health Organization warning, the corona virus pandemic is a “defining global health crisis of our time”. It has urged countries to test all suspected cases.
As the precautionary measure, the United States and countries across Europe have closed schools, entertainment venues and all public places except for the essential services. This drastic step is an effort to fight back the virus.