Coronavirus in Italy quarantines 16 million people in the Northern part. 

Coronavirus has forced the Italian government to quarantine 16 million people in Northern Italy. 

Coronavirus in Italy quarantines 16 million people in the Northern part. 
Coronavirus in Italy quarantines 16 million people. 

Coronavirus in Italy quarantines 16 million people in the Northern part. 

Coronavirus has reached its limits to Italy too. As a measure for protecting people, the Italian prime minister ordered mandatory quarantine for 16 million people living in the Lombardy region as well as 14 other provinces. 

This mandatory quarantine is valid until April.  

Coronavirus spreads in enclosed areas like ski resorts, museums, pools, and gyms. So, the Italian government orders to close places like them. 

The rising number of virus infections in Italy makes it the highest threatened country in Europe. According to this new measure, Milan, the financial center and Venice, the tourist hotspot will remain closed until April 3rd. 

Already coronavirus death toll in Italy has taken 230 lives, and the country lost 50 people within 24 hours. Reports confirm that the number of infected people is 5,883 after 1,200 newly affected people added to the amount.   Lombardy is the living place for 10 million people residence, and it also holds Milan, the country’s financial center. Besides Lombardy, the state is also shutting down 14 other provinces including Modena, Venice, and Parma. All these provinces contain 16 million people, and the measures remain the same for all of them.  

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte himself confirms affected provinces including, Modena, Piacenza, Pesaro and Urbino, Alessandria, Novara, Vercelli, Treviso, Parma, Reggio Emilia, Rimini, Asti, Verbano Cusio Ossola, Padua, and Venice.



About the measures

Crowdy places like gyms, museums, night clubs, ski resorts, and swimming pools will remain closed. Owners can open cafes and restaurants, but they need to confirm the 1-meter distance between each customer.  People have to stay at home as long as possible, and they will face three months in jail as a penalty in breaking the quarantine. 

People will not enjoy sports competition as the new measure closes all of them. As a part of the action, the president of Italy's football players' union postpones all football matches. 


The World Health Organization advises Italy to strictly follow all measures against the virus as it spreads quickly. 

Their measures are similar in many ways as China’s measure in fighting the viral outbreak. China’s quarantine process is an effective one slowing the rate of infected people, and thus it earned praise from the WHO. 

Nicola Zingaretti, an eminent politician in Italy, says he has shown positive results in virus testing o Saturday. 

He says on a Facebook post, "I am fine, but I will have to stay home for the next few days."

To confront the uplifting numbers of infected people, the government will hire retired doctors to help the patients. 

Besides Italy

The number of affected people worldwide has already passed 100,000. In Iran, already 145 patients died, and the affected people are 6,000. Among the deaths, there is a second MP, and the health officials in Iran fear that the number of deaths may be higher. The coronavirus death toll is now 3,500 worldwide. Most of the deaths occur in China, the birthplace of the virus starting invasion in December last year.  Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of WHO has considered the virus spreading "deeply concerning." He also urged them to stay alert and make containment "their highest priority".