From April 3 to 5, the Italian government designated almost the whole country under“red zone” for COVID-19. This period includes Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, as Prime Minister Draghi’s government has agreed with the regional government on the new restrictions.
There were talks with other local authorities. The Draghi government implemented a new system of restrictive measures wich will take effect from March 15 to April 6, while COVID-19 cases rising sharply in Italy. Health Minister Roberto Speranza said at the meeting that “white areas” with low risk of infection will not be restricted by Easter.
On March 3, Sardinia has become the first white area in Italy to be classified as a low COVID-19 risk, which means that many of the restrictions imposed by other parts of the country to combat the spread of the coronavirus have been lifted.
In the red zone, all restaurants and bars are closed except for takeaway shops and home delivery shops, and all non-essential shops are also closed. In the orange zone, shops can conduct business, but restaurants and bars must remain closed. In the yellow area, shops are open until 6 pm, and bars and restaurants are also open.