Lombardy, Italy, and surrounding regions on coronavirus lockdown

Seven of Italy’s most affluent regions have ground to a halt following a coronavirus lockdown. Eleven regions in total have come to a standstill while Italian authorities race to contain the disease and keep 50,000 people in their homes since the first outbreak in the Lombardy region last Friday. Italy is experiencing the most critical outbreak of the virus in all of Europe and 3rd worst in the world, with 229 confirmed coronavirus cases and 7 deaths.

The vast majority of those lives lost were elderly people with underlying health issues.

Residents have been advised not to venture outdoors and avoid any social contact. Businesses, shops, and schools have closed down, leaving a few chemists and supermarkets open for supplies.

Italian residents are permitted to travel within the ‘red zone,’ meaning, they can move from one quarantined territory to the next to reach a pharmacy or supermarket, but they cannot venture beyond the quarantined region. Anyone entering the red zone is liable to face fines unless they are essential services.

Lombardy, Italy

The mayor of Somaglia relayed to The Guardian that three days into a rigorous lockdown regime, one of the biggest challenges they faced was allaying people’s panic as fake news on social media spirals out of control. Consequently, supermarkets have been assailed with people queuing to buy bulk supplies and stock up on pharmaceuticals. When the rush dies down, residents describe the atmosphere of the red zone as surreal and fearful.

Italy’s coronavirus patient zero remains unidentified

There have been over 3,000 tests for coronavirus over the past few days while authorities rush to trace the infection back to ‘patient zero,’ who infected a Unilever researcher in Codogno in the Lombardy region. The 38-year-old man experienced coronavirus symptoms after having dinner with a colleague with Chinese travel history. The colleague, however, tested negative for coronavirus.

Roberta Siliquini, a former member of Italy’s higher health council says that the spike in coronavirus cases in Italy is in part due to the number of tests being carried out. Siliquini revealed that they had found positive coronavirus cases in people who probably experienced no or very few symptoms and may have even recovered from the disease without ever having realised it.

Italian PM Giuseppe Conte announced that they had extraordinary measures in place that would be enforced in the coming weeks in order to stem the rising number of coronavirus cases in Italy.

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