2020-03-10 17:28:37

Italy Is Now a Red Zone: Student Describes Strict Measures Taken to Contain COVID-19

The entire country of Italy has been placed on lockdown in an attempt to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, impacting 60 million people.

People in the nationwide Red Zone will only be allowed to travel for work, medical reasons or emergencies until early next month.

All schools and universities will also remain closed, major sporting events are suspended, and airline passengers now have to justify their reasons for traveling.

Democracy Now! goes to Italy to speak with Romy Kool, an international student at Bocconi University in Milan, where courses are now being taught online amid the coronavirus outbreak.

DN is also joined by epidemiologists Thomas Bollyky with the Council on Foreign Relations and Alfredo Morabia, professor of epidemiology at the Barry Commoner Center for Health and the Environment at Queens College, City University of New York, and editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Public Health.

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