As the Christmas and New year is near, the world has entered in the festive season to combat against the deadly COVID-19 Italy has taken this lockdown measure.
Italy is among those countries which have been affected most from this virus.
The country would be under “red-zone” restrictions over the public holidays, with non-essential shops, restaurants and bars closed, and Italians only permitted to travel for work, health and emergency reasons.
On the occasion of the festival, only limited numbers of visits would be allowed due to this pandemic.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said it was “not an easy decision” especially when we entered in the festive season.
Mr Conte told that the launch of the vaccination drive later this month would mark the beginning of “the end of this nightmare.”
The decision of the Christmas restrictions on Friday followed days of wrangling in the governing coalition among those wanting a complete lockdown and others seeking short action to help struggling businesses and allow families to meet.
If we see the rules of the lockdown, we came to know that the “red-zone” restrictions will be in position across Italy on 24 to 27 December, 31 December to 3 January, and 5 to 6 January.
Throughout this period, people “can leave the house only for purposes of work, necessity and health,” Mr Conte stated.
But, he added, the rules will enable people to receive a maximum of two guests, not including people under the age of 14, in their homes. A curfew from 22:00 to 05:00 will remain in place.
Slightly looser checks will be in place from 28 to 30 December and on 4 January. On these days, people will be loose to leave their houses, but bars and restaurants will continue closed.
Mr Conte told the rules were created to “allow the minimum socialisation that is fit for this period”.
He stated police would not be sent into people’s homes to check the rules were being observed but urged Italians to respond responsibly.