Alitalia flights suspended from the 9 March coronavirus

Subway station in Italy. VD photos, Rosy Figueroa

special report and photographs Rosy Figueroa

The airline Alitalia, He reported Monday that only operate domestic flights, Airport Milan, from 9 of March. The move follows a series of actions throughout the Italian territory to respond to the health crisis that caused the coronavirus.

Until today, Italy is the second country in Europe most affected by the rapid expansion of the covit-19.

As it reported in the country, flights and international routes will be operated by other airlines depart from Rome airport. both measures, health obey the order decreed by the health emergency in the country.

The situation faced by the Italians and the entire community resident in the country is not easy. Last Sunday, saw also affected the religious ceremonies of the Vatican.

For first time, in recent years, Pope Francisco, performed the angelus closed. prayers, They were officiated from the library of the Vatican and transmitted in real time on social networks of the Catholic Church, to avoid the concentration of people.

In the end, Pope, He went for a greeting leak a few parishioners who defied the recommendation of the authorities to avoid concentrations in public spaces in the country.

Prison riots

The chaos caused by the epidemic of the coronavirus also reached the Italian prisons. Since Sunday, the authorities recorded riots and protests.

Prisoners require an amnesty for emergency health and well, They are protesting the limitations of their visits, this after emergency declared in the country. In some prisons burning mattresses and looting are reported infirmaries.

New measures

In Lombardy region and other 14 provinces, one of the areas that has been fenced, The authorities also enacted other measures to shoveling the situation and expansion of the coronavirus.

From Monday 9 of March, the bars, restaurants and other establishments, They should close its doors to the public at six p.m..

In the subway stations and in some stores, the authorities requested that space be marked so that people stay, at least, a meter away from each.

According to the latest figures from the Italian authorities, the number of confirmed cases in the country is 6,387.