More Italian regions to impose stricter COVID-19 measures

Meanwhile, Liguria, Tuscany, Abruzzo, Basilicata and Umbria will be ‘orange’ from Wednesday. [Shutterstock/Elena.Katkova]

The initial division of Italy into ‘red’ (Piedmont, Valle d’Aosta, Lombardy, Calabria), ‘orange’ (Apulia, Sicily) and ‘yellow’ zones will soon be updated depending on how the epidemiological evolves across the country.

Campania is expected to transition from ‘yellow’ to ‘red’, meaning it will have to adopt the most restrictive measures like the autonomous province of Bolzano, which is also set to switch to ‘red’.

Meanwhile, Liguria, Tuscany, Abruzzo, Basilicata and Umbria will be ‘orange’ from Wednesday.

The associations of doctors FNOMCeO demanded a complete lockdown on Sunday, citing the difficult conditions and risk of not being able to provide care in hospitals across the country.

“If the infection trend is not reversed, we will soon deal with an enormous number of victims”, said FNOMCeO president Filippo Anelli. “A complete lockdown is the only possible answer”, he added. (Alessandro Follis | EURACTIV.it)

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