Coronavirus, from today Sicily returns to orange (despite the infections): this is what changes

CATANIA – In Sicily, the data relating to the Covid emergency continue to be worrying. In particular for the city of Palermo which could be declared a red zone in the next few hours. For the first time yesterday in the last few days the number of new infections on the island has fallen below one thousand: to be precise, the positives were 909 out of 7,561 processed swabs, but with a very high incidence of 12%. The region is now sixth in the number of daily infections.

Despite this, Sicily is among the 12 regions (together with Veneto, Marche, the province of Trento, Lazio, Abruzzo, Liguria, Basilicata, Molise, Sardinia, Umbria and the autonomous province of Bolzano) that from today return to orange after the red zone arranged for the weekend long Easter. The other Italian regions (Lombardy, Tuscany, Emilia Romagna, Calabria, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Piedmont, Puglia, Valle d’Aosta and Campania) remain red.

And waiting for the next monitoring and of the possible verification in mid-April, which will evaluate the possibility that the areas where the spread of the virus is more contained may return to yellow, here is a summary of what can be done in the orange area.

The visits, always once a day and always in no more than two people, they are allowed in the orange zone, within the municipality of residence. Movements outside of one’s own municipality are prohibited. For those territories with less than 5 thousand inhabitants it is allowed to move within 30 km from the border of one’s own municipality, with the prohibition, however, from traveling to the provincial capitals. Schools in attendance up to sixth grade. Pupils up to eighth grade and high school will also be in the classroom, but 50%. All shops are open, including hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons, while shopping centers are closed on weekends.

ALL OVER ITALY – It is forbidden to leave the house from 10pm to 5am. The ban is not valid in case of work, health or necessity. Bars and restaurants are closed: only take-away is possible, until 6pm, and home delivery, until 10pm and only for restaurants (in case of restoration of the yellow areas, bars and restaurants could reopen for lunch). The presidents of the Region, unlike what has been the case up to now, will not be able to issue more restrictive ordinances to close schools. If the mid-month verification gives a positive result and therefore the yellow areas will return, the reopening of cinemas and theaters could be considered with the rules that were already provided for in the previous decree.

MOVEMENTS – Movements between regions are prohibited, unless you have a second home. Mobility is only allowed for reasons of work, health and necessity. It will always be possible to return to one’s residence, domicile or home.

SECOND HOUSES – It will always be possible to reach second homes, even in the red zone, as long as there are no ordinances of the regional presidents that impose more restrictive rules.

CLOSE ON TRAVEL – It is possible to travel to Europe, but at least until the end of the month there are limitations for all those who have stayed or passed through in the fourteen days prior to entering Italy in one or more EU states and territories: among these, from how law in the new list of countries present in the annex, Austria, Israel, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland are also included from 7 April, where it will therefore be possible to travel without specific reasons, as is the case for other countries of Europe. Anyone returning to Italy from one of these countries or the EU must in any case undergo a swab (molecular or antigenic) carried out within 48 hours before entering Italy and whose result is negative, undergo health surveillance and fiduciary isolation to five days and at the end of the isolation carry out another test.

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