ROMA.-The Minister of Health of Italy, Roberto Speranza, signed an ordinance on Thursday prohibiting people from thirteen “countries at risk” from the coronavirus pandemic, including the Dominican Republic, from entering this country. Chile, Peru, Brazil or Panama.
The cast is completed by Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia Herzegovina, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova and Oman.
Specifically, the ordinance provides “the prohibition of entry or transit into Italy to people who in the last fourteen days have been or passed” through the aforementioned countries.
To guarantee this provision, direct and indirect flights to and from these states are suspended.
“In the world the pandemic is in its most acute phase and we cannot harm the sacrifices of the Italians in these months. For this reason, we have chosen the line of maximum prudence, ”Minister Speranza advanced in a statement.
Last Tuesday, the Italian government already suspended flights from Bangladesh, registering an increase in cases of coronaviruses imported from that country, especially in Rome.
Italy adds 242,363 coronavirus infections, of which 34,926 have lost their lives, since the beginning of the crisis in the country, on February 21, when the first local case was confirmed.
Currently, after two and a half months of confinement and suspension of much of his work environment, he has managed to contain the pandemic.
In the last 24 hours, 229 new infections and 12 deaths have been registered, figures far removed from the worst moments of the health crisis, such as the months of March or April.
— AGENCIAS to almomento.net