COVID-19: Most of Italy now an ‘orange zone’

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(ANSA) – ROME, APR 12 – Most of Italy is now an ‘orange zone’
after six regions on Monday were bumped down from being red, the
highest level in Italy’s tiered system of COVID-19 restrictions,
following an improvement in the contagion data.
    Just four regions are high-contagion risk red zones this week –
Campania, Puglia, Sardinia and Valle d’Aosta.
    Restrictions are much looser in medium-high-risk orange zones
than in red ones.
    In red zones people need a good reason to be out of the home,
such as for work or health reasons or to take some exercise, and
shops selling non-essential goods are closed.
    In orange zones, you don’t need a specific reason to be outside
and all shops can do business.
    Bars and restaurants can only do takeaways or home deliveries in
both red and orange zones.
    Furthermore, theatres, cinemas, gyms and swimming pools remain
closed all over the country and a nationwide night curfew
kicking in at 10pm remains in force.
    The government has said Italy will have no moderate-risk yellow
zones, where bars and restaurants can serve people at their
tables until 6pm, this month in a bid to keep the spread of the
virus down while they try to ramp up the vaccination campaign.
    But it has also said it may be possible to ease some
restrictions this month if the contagion data is good enough.
    Restaurateurs demanding they be allowed to open are set to stage
a demonstration in Rome on Monday. (ANSA).


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