Italy Fully Quarantined

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Elisabeth Spongr

Italy has been heavily impacted by COVID-19.

Italy has been quarantined due to COVID-19. Italy expanded its lockdown of the Lombardy region to the entire country and took measures that went into effect on March 9.

Sporting events were cancelled, weddings and funerals were outlawed, and people can’t leave their homes without a signed document saying that they know the risks of going out of their home according to ALJAZEERA.

On March 11, Italy tightened its coronavirus quarantine by ordering bars, restaurants, and hairdressing and beauty salons to close. Also, the death toll in Italy, Europe’s worst affected country, increased by 196 in 24 hours to 827 deaths. The cases of the coronavirus rose from 10,149 to 12,462 according to ALJAZEERA.

ALJAZEERA said, “The existing restrictions on public gatherings and travel had already emptied streets amid the forced closure of schools, universities and museums. Many other businesses had also shut…Trains and urban public transportation will continue to operate, as will essential services such as plumbers, mechanics, and petrol stations.”

Elisabeth Spongr, 9, has family in Italy as well as many other countries in the world.

Spongr said, “…It’s scary having people you care about at risk… It’s no different from having family anywhere else in the world. I feel the same for my family in India.”

Spongr feels that the precautions against the coronavirus are helpful and protecting her family.

Spongr said, “…These precautions help us slow the spread of the virus. As unpleasant as they are right now, there is no doubt that they will save many lives in the long run.”