Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte introduced all of Italy is on lockdown because the nation works to stop the unfold of coronavirus.
The northern a part of the nation, which incorporates 16 million individuals, had already been on lockdown. The brand new lockdown goes into impact on Tuesday and lasts till April 3.
Conte stated journey inside the nation ought to solely happen if fully essential. Public gatherings, like sporting occasions, are canceled.
“Keep at house,” Conte stated in a press convention Monday. Individuals ought to solely journey for pressing work or emergencies, the PM stated. Colleges and universities will keep closed, in addition to theaters and gymnasiums. The federal government’s decree additionally requires banning public occasions like weddings and funerals.
The nation, which has about 60 million individuals residing in it, had over 9,000 confirmed circumstances of coronavirus and at the very least 463 useless as of Monday.
Italy has the best dying toll outdoors China, and worldwide there have been round 110,000 confirmed circumstances with over 3,800 useless from COVID-19 as of Monday, per the World Well being Group.