Orange or red zones
While the effective number of reproductions for SARS-CoV-2 in Italy has fallen from 1.16 to 1.08 compared to the previous week, all 20 Italian regions are said to be orange or red depending on the number of infections. During the Easter holidays from April 3rd to 6th, all of Italy is a red zone. Public life will continue to be severely restricted because bars, restaurants and most of the shops remain closed.
People are no longer allowed to eat or drink in public spaces and should only leave their homes for essential things such as shopping or visiting the doctor. After Easter, however, schools should gradually reopen. Children up to the sixth grade can go back to class. In order to facilitate the return to safe classroom teaching, students are to be tested weekly, according to a government plan. In contrast, there were protests from parents and students across Italy on Friday.