of Giorgia Garda – Chronicle varies
Orlando asks for it, Musumeci agrees
PALERMO, 5 April – The mayor of Palermo Leoluca Orlando intends to ask the regional government for the red zone. To the microphones of the Giornale di Sicilia, the mayor spoke of the urgency of adopting “the most restrictive possible” measures, to intervene on the advance of coronavirus infections.
Orlando’s statements come on a day when the province of Palermo alone records 597 of the total 909 cases that have emerged in the last twenty-four hours. Molecular swabs and rapid tests were 4,768 and 2,793, respectively; there are also 20 victims and 36 healings.
Of the 23,705 Sicilians currently positive for Covid-19, 1,183 are hospitalized in ordinary hospitalization (+56) and 158 in intensive care (+5). The number of vaccinated people rose to 848,783 units; throughout the peninsula, 10,680 new cases of coronavirus positivity and 296 deaths have been ascertained.
“We have recorded – replies for his part the president of the Region, Nello Musumeci after a confrontation this afternoon with the leaders of the regional health department – in recent days an increase in infections in the city of Palermo, with a consequent growing pressure on intensive care units. The parameters for declaring the “red zone” have not yet been reached but I would not exclude, tomorrow (Tuesday), the adoption of the measure, in agreement with the mayor, as a useful preventive measure to avoid the peak of positives at Covid. The mayor of Palermo can in the meantime, if he deems it, take restrictive initiatives also on the school front ”.
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