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Coronavirus Alert In Italy - The Government Takes Measure

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South Tyrol Italy - Coronavirus Alert In Italy:


The situation in Italy after the Corona outbreak remains very serious. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has now classified a region as a risk area. This causes misunderstanding.

Italy has taken the next far-reaching step in the bitter struggle against the rapid spread of the coronavirus - which represents a temporary state of emergency in the country.

At first, educational institutions and cultural sites had been closed. To protect against Sars-CoV-2 infections, restrictions in the judicial system, such as trials and other public appointments, are now planned.

The government announced in early Saturday morning in Rome. Trials on less serious crimes should, therefore, be postponed.

The details should be decided on-site in individual cases. According to media reports, urgent matters should be excluded from this measure.

About arrests, for example. Hearings in the form of video conferences are also possible, explained Justice Minister Alfonso Bonafede.

From now on, the work of the judicial offices will be suspended for two weeks - as during the summer break - the La Repubblica newspaper quotes the minister. From March 23, the new options for postponing individual processes will apply.

Coronavirus alert Italy - South Tyrol classified as a risk area - the death toll suddenly increases:


The number of coronavirus infections and deaths in Italy is increasing steadily despite extensive countermeasures. A total of 4,636 people are now infected, civil defence said in Rome on Friday.

The previous evening there were still around 3800. 197 people have died so far - an increase of around 50 cases compared to the previous day.

The regions of Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna are most affected. In South Tyrol - which Germany now classifies as a risk area - there are four infected people.

There is now a first coronavirus case in the Vatican. In the Vatican Clinic, a patient tested positive for the new type of coronavirus on Thursday, as Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said on Friday.

Coronavirus in Italy - South Tyrol amazes at Germany:


South Tyrol reacted with misunderstanding to the classification as a coronavirus risk area by Germany.

The province in northern Italy complies with all national and international requirements for tests for the pathogen of the new lung disease, a spokeswoman for the governor Arno Kompscher said in Bozen to the news agency DPA.

South Tyrol itself has so far only registered two Sars CoV-2 infections. One of them has not yet been confirmed by the relevant authorities in Rome. The second person is already on the way to recovery.

Coronavirus outbreak in Italy - Federal Foreign Office updates travel advice:


The Federal Foreign Office has updated the travel and safety information for Italy and is now advising against travelling to South Tyrol.

Coronavirus alert in Italy - South Tyrol classified as a risk area first report from March 6, 2020:


Berlin - According to the EU authority ECDC, the number of coronavirus infections in Europe rose to around 4,200 cases on Thursday.

The epicentre is Italy. According to civil defence, there are 148 dead and more than 3800 infected in Italy alone (as of March 6, 2019).

After Italy had already closed schools and universities across the country, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) classified South Tyrol as a risk area on Thursday evening.

Besides, the Italian regions of Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and the city of Vo in the province of Padua in the Veneto region are also considered risk areas - as are regions in China, South Korea and Iran.

Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 risk areas according to the RKI:


  • In China - Hubei Province (including Wuhan City)
  • In Iran - Qom Province, Tehran
  • In Italy - South Tyrol, Emilia-Romagna region, Lombardy region and the city of Vo in the province of Padua in the Veneto region.
  • In South Korea - Gyeongsangbuk-do Province (North Gyeongsang)

The Robert Koch Institute defines risk areas as follows:


Risk areas are areas in which continued transmission from person to person (ongoing community transmission) can be suspected.



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