First closed, then open again, then closed again: In the back and forth of the coronavirus restrictions, thousands of landlords in Italy will have to close their bars, restaurants and pizzerias to guests again starting tomorrow. Approximately 70 percent of the gastronomic enterprises are country widely of it affected, communicated the Italian agriculture federation Coldiretti yesterday. Food may then be sold in 15 of the 20 regions and autonomous provinces only to take away.
Before the turn of the year, strict coronavirus rules were in force in Italy because of the holidays, for example to prevent celebrations with many people. Eating out at restaurants was not possible. In the new year, the government relaxed the restrictions in many regions again for a short time, so that people could have their pizza or aperitif in bars and restaurants. Recently, however, fears of a third wave spread and the government tightened the reins again.
The Coldiretti association complained that the restrictions would hit the entire agricultural and food sector. Long-term subsidies are needed to save the economy and jobs, it said.
Three red zones
In the fight against the CoV resurgence, there are again three red zones with strict exit bans – the economically strong Lombardy, South Tyrol and Sicily. However, the South Tyrolean regional government was surprised by the classification as a red zone and decided in an emergency meeting on Friday afternoon to go its own way. Accordingly, South Tyrol wants to largely retain the rules adopted at the beginning of the year. There has been no response to this from Rome so far.
In many other parts of the Mediterranean country also applies a slightly less severe partial shutdown. This emerges from the order of the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza. Much of Italy is classified as an orange zone, including the Lazio region with its capital Rome. There, people are not supposed to leave their places as a rule.
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