In the map of Italy colored according to the anti-Covid restrictive measures, the red has now disappeared. Only white remains (for three regions, a number destined to grow in the coming days) and yellow (the rest of the territory). But if the map were enlarged 8 red spots would appear: they correspond to as many municipalities which, while elsewhere the maneuvers for the holidays begin, due to increasing infections are “closed” with a ban on moving in and out, closing schools (lessons in Dad), restrictions on travel and all commercial activities (only take-away guaranteed) and long co-fires (from 10pm to 5am). Distributed in three southern regions (Sicily, Campania and Basilicata), the citizens in “lockdown” are in total about 35 thousand.
Four municipalities in red in Sicily
Four of the eight municipalities in the red zone are located in Sicily. The last to enter the lockdown was Santo Stefano di Quisquina, a town of 4,400 inhabitants in the province of Agrigento: the Region proclaimed the red zone from 2 to 10 June, due to the positivity of 35 young people to Covid. Another seven days in red (until 10 June) for Geraci Siculo (1,800 inhabitants), “closed” together with three other municipalities in the Palermo area which, however, returned earlier (3 June) to the regional yellow (Lercara Friddi, San Cipirello and Vicari) . Increase of positive people at Covid and therefore “red” until June 10 for the municipality of Prizzi, still in the Palermo area. Same deadline extended for Scordia (Catania), the largest of the municipalities affected by lockdown measures with its 17,000 inhabitants. The emergency restrictions for two municipalities in the province of Catania (Maniace and Maletto) expired on 3 June.
Two cases in Basilicata
In Basilicata there are two municipalities in the red zone: Acerenza (2,400 inhabitants) and Montemilone (1,500 inhabitants), both in the province of Potenza. The restrictions should end on Sunday 6 June, even if in Montemilone (in lockdown from 29 May) they risk being extended.
Lockdown in two centers in the Salerno area
In Salerno there are the two Campania municipalities closed by the mayors after a surge of infections: they are Laurino (until June 11) and Piaggine (until June 6), respectively 1,500 and 1,200 inhabitants. In the first, the mayor explained on 1 June, “the epidemiological situation is having a rapid evolution” with a “constant increase” in the number of positives and people placed in fiduciary isolation. Hence the decision to resort to security measures: travel restrictions and a curfew from 10pm to 5am.