January 17 According to a report quoted by the European Union News Agency by the European Network, on the 16th local time, the Italian Minister of Health said that in order to prevent and control the mutant novel coronavirus in Brazil, Italy will stop all direct flights with Brazil from now on, and prohibit passengers from entering or transiting Italy.
According to reports, on the 16th local time, Italian Minister of Health Speranza said that in view of the recent variant of the novel coronavirus found in Brazil, Italy has officially notified the Brazilian authorities to suspend direct flights between the two places and banned passengers who have stayed in or transited Brazil from entering Italy in the past 14 days.
The relevant entry ban will last until January 31.
Domestically, according to the decree issued by the Italian Minister of Health on the 15th, from the 17th, Lombardy, Sicily and the Autonomous Province of Bolzano will implement high-risk control measures for the red epidemic.
In response, the Lombardy Region and the Autonomous Province of Bolzano expressed dissatisfaction and difficulty in accepting this, and will bring proceedings and reconsideration to the Italian National Administrative Court.
Morati, vice chairman of Lombardy and minister of health and social welfare, said that the reference data of the Ministry of Health and the National Health Center dividing the epidemic control level have not been updated in real time.
For the epidemic prevention and control level in Lombardy, the central authorities should reassess it.
On the other hand, on the 16th local time, the 65-year-old mayor of Ciavarela in San Nicandro-Galganico, Foggia, Italy, announced his death in the evening of the 15th after 10 days of being hospitalized with the novel coronavirus on Christmas and New Year.
Mayor Ciarella was a general practitioner during his lifetime, and made positive efforts and contributions to the local fight against the epidemic and the treatment of patients. He is the 10th doctor to die in the line of duty in Apulia and the 290th doctor in Italy.
Emilano, President of the Apulia region, expressed his deep regret and sorrow for the tragic death of the mayor of Ciavarela in the line of duty and expressed his most sincere condolences to his family.
According to the Italian Ministry of Civil Defense on the 16th, 16,310 new confirmed cases were reported on the same day, with a total of 238,733 confirmed cases; 475 new deaths, with a total of 8,800 deaths.