These closures will start Thursday and final till mid-March, CNBC reported.
Italian officers additionally stated they might arrange a brand new quarantine space, or “red zone,” in an try to comprise the outbreak.
“None of us can be sure about the future evolution of the disease,” Angelo Borrelli, head of the nation’s Civil Safety Company, stated at a Tuesday information convention. “This is an important week to understand what will happen.”
Purple zones have already been arrange in Lombardy and Veneto, the place 11 cities are quarantined and inhabitants are prohibited from leaving.
Hospitals, significantly these in northern Italy, are struggling to hold the load of these contaminated. An ambulance driver in an present “red zone” told La Repubblica newspaper that “hours [will be] decisive” and “if the infection spreads it will be hard.”