The Italian National Health System, has immediately implemented procedures directed at safeguarding citizens and tourists in Italy.
The Italian ministry of foreign affairs says “Intense controls made it possible for the Italian Government to monitor and contain the spreading of Covid-19 from the earliest diffusion outside the Chinese borders.”
The adoption of extraordinary preventive actions, such as the temporary closure of several sites or the suspension of several events, represents cautionary measures which have nothing to do with the spreading of the virus throughout the Italian territory.
In accordance with the data provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to date only 0.05% of Italy is affected by extraordinary measures of temporary isolation of some Italian cities (equal to 0.1% of the total) aimed at avoiding the spread of the virus.
Italy assures that “only” 12 out of 7904 Italian cities are affected by such measures:
Lombardy: Bertonico, Casalpusterlengo, Castelgerundo, Castiglione D’Adda, Codogno, Fombio, Maleo, San Fiorano, Somaglia, Terranova dei Passerini Veneto: Vo’ Euganeo
The remainder of the country, including the Italian regions where the cities in temporary isolation are located, is safe and accessible. All services and activities for citizens and tourists are normally provided and the quality of life, for which Italy is famous world-wide, remains high.
If you are travelling to Italy or live in Italy additional information is available through the following links:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation – https://www.esteri.it/mae/it/sala_stampa/archivionotizie/approfondimenti/farnesina-al-lavoro-per-una-corretta-informazione-all-estero.html
Ministry of Health – http://www.salute.gov.it
National Institute of Health
EpiCentro, portal of epidemiology for public health
World Health Organization