Coronavirus in Lombardy: shops and construction sites closed, sport prohibited. Prohibitions and fines until April 15th

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New crackdown in Lombardy to reduce coronavirus infections. Governor Fontana has signed an order prohibiting outdoor sports, but also requires the closure of shops, private studios and construction sites. Those who do not respect the new rules risk a 5 thousand euro fine

New prohibitions and closings in Lombardy to avoid coronavirus infections. The decision was made by Governor Attilio Fontana on one of the darkest days since the beginning of the emergency. The bulletin records 25,515 positives in Lombardy (an increase of 3,251 in the past 24 hours) and a dramatic figure for the dead: 3,095 with an increase of 546 deaths.

At least until next April 15th outdoor sports and physical activities will be forbidden, even individually. Anyone who does not comply with the assembly ban will be reported and fined with a 5 thousand euro penalty.

The crackdown mainly affects commercial activities. I’m public offices closed and craft activities not related to emergencies or essential supply chains are suspended. Likewise, they will have to remain closed professional studies except those relating to indifferent and urgent services. I’m all accommodations closed with the exception of those related to emergency management. Guests already present in the facilities must leave them within 72 hours following the entry into force of the order.

I’m markets and construction site activities suspended. The prohibitions are those related to health and hospital and emergency restructuring activities, as well as road, motorway and railway operations. The region it also closes the vending machines h24 of drinks and food.

On the other hand, newsagents, pharmacies and parapharmacies remain open but the interpersonal safety distance of one meter must be guaranteed in any case. They will continue to stay supermarkets and food stores open, on public transport means the minimum distance provided must be guaranteed. The restrictions will be valid at least until April 15 and follow those imposed in the government decree of March 9 that extended the red zone to all of Italy (read the article here).

In the afternoon, the Veneto Region also provided for new restrictions such as the closing of supermarkets on Sunday.

HERE ARE THE ACTIVITIES OPEN UNTIL 15 APRIL:

– the prohibition of gathering in public places – subject to the distancing (droplet) – and consequent fine of up to 5,000 euros;

– the suspension of the activity of Public Offices, without prejudice to the provision of essential and public utility services;

– the suspension of craft activities not related to emergencies or essential supply chains;

– the suspension of all weekly open markets;

– suspension of activities relating to personal services;

– the closure of the activities of the professional firms except those relating to indifferent and urgent services or subject to deadlines;

– the closure of all accommodation facilities with the exception of those related to emergency management. Guests already present in the facility must leave it within 72 hours following the entry into force of the order;

– the stoppage of activities on construction sites. Those related to health and hospital and emergency restructuring activities, as well as road, highway and railway activities are excluded from the prohibitions;

– the closure of the so-called ‘h24’ vending machines which distribute drinks and packaged foods;

– the ban on practicing sports and physical activities carried out outdoors, even individually.

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