We live in Italy and went through lockdown in March-May. Everyday after 6pm, Incheck the website emerge Italy post COVID19 numbers. In Italian, there is a verbal summary of yesterday’s results, assuming written by someone in the “CDC” of Italy. Even though the daily cases is around 500+(population of 60 Million), there is clearly concern about Italians returning from abroad (Spain, Croatia, Greece, etc). My gut tells me that Americans won’t be allowed into Italy until there is a vaccine, which might be sometime in 2021. Below is the translated summary from this website. Italy Covid
The daily national increase in cases, today 12 August, is + 0.19% (yesterday + 0.16%) with 251,713 total infected, 202,697 healings and 35,225 deceased (+10); 13,791 infections in progress (+ 230, yesterday 13,561). 52,658 swabs were processed (40,642 yesterday) with 481 positives: the positive / swabs ratio was 0.91% (yesterday 1.01%). Patients with symptoms are down, -22 to 779 (yesterday 801) while intensive care is growing (+4 to 53). New cases reported mainly in: Lombardy 102, Veneto 60, Piedmont 42, Emilia Romagna 41, Lazio 37, Tuscany and Puglia 33, Campania and Sicily 29, Liguria 26. Curve in Lombardy + 0.10% (yesterday + 0.07% ) with 7,960 swabs processed (yesterday 4,537) and 102 positives; positive / swabs ratio 1.28% (yesterday 1.49%); 97,054 total infected: +5 hospitalized (165); intensive care (10) stable; 0 deaths. In Milan, alarm in the reception facility in via Quintiliano, where a young man (already placed in solitary confinement) was found positive for a swab performed in the workplace. The entire structure is subject to a ban on entry and exit, with the control of the police, and all guests will be subjected to tests. Even with an epidemic under control so far, it is clear that the highest risk currently concerns imported cases, which in the last two weeks reached more than 40% of the total, many of which related to Italian tourists returning after a holiday period. . At a national level, the hypothesis of tampons for those returning from Greece and Spain is being studied, with the obligation of 14 days of quarantine for those returning from Croatia: a country not part of the Schengen area from which it has registered in the last few days a surge in imported cases. Similar measures have already been adopted in Emilia Romagna (mandatory test for those returning from Greece, Spain and Malta) and in Puglia, where those returning from the same countries are subject to 14 days of quarantine.