February 22nd local time, the Italian government held a cabinet meeting and signed a decree on emergency measures for pandemic prevention, extending the inter-regional travel ban, which was originally scheduled to expire on the 25th of this month, for 30 days until March 27.
The decree stipulates that in addition to the necessary circumstances such as work needs, health reasons and return to residence, the movement of people across regions is prohibited throughout Italy.
In the “red” areas with the highest risk of the pandemic, people are prohibited from visiting relatives and friends in private residences, and the rest of the areas are allowed to visit relatives and cannot exceed Two adults.
It is reported that this is the first pandemic prevention-related measure launched by the Draghi government after taking office.
The next step is that the government will issue a new decree to update the pandemic prevention and control policies that expire on March 5.