More than a year after the start of the pandemic, Italy faces a third wave. Prime Minister Mario Draghi recognizes this and draws the consequences: from Monday, March 15, part of the country will be confined very hard road; in fact, almost half of the regions will be located in the red zone, including Lombardy, the most populated region, and Lazio, where the capital Rome is located.
From north to south of the peninsula, for three weeks, about 30 million Italians You can no longer enjoy moments of relaxation in a bar or restaurant. Schools will also be closed. The curfew will remain from 10 pm to 5 am as will the prohibition of movement between regions, unless there is a compelling reason. In addition, in the municipalities that register more than 250 new cases per week, the closure will be automatic, that is, departures limited to work requirements, essential purchases and medical emergencies.
But the most difficult thing for Italians is bottling all of Italy Easter and Monday. This drastic decision aims to avoid celebrations with family or friends so as not to worsen the health situation, to avoid a new saturation of hospitals.
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Vaccine – The High Health Authority on Friday authorized the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which requires only one injection. His arrival in France is scheduled for April.
Travel – French returning from abroad are no longer required to present a compelling reason. The Council of State ruled in this direction on Friday but leaves this measure in force for travel between the metropolis and the West Indies.
Rugby – The XV of France moves this Saturday (17.45 hours) to Twickenham to challenge England, where they have not won since 2005. Fabien Galthié’s Blues want to recover their image after the fiasco of the Covid episode.