Restrictions designed to stop the spread of the coronavirus in Italy are affecting about 100,000 people in the northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto, the country’s civil protection agency said Monday.
Around 70,000 people are affected by the restrictions in Lombardy, and about 30,000 in Veneto.
The figures are based on census data from nine years ago, the agency said.
Some background: Five people have died and at least 219 others have been infected with the virus in Italy. Strict emergency measures were put in place over the weekend, including a ban on public events in at least 10 municipalities, after a spike in confirmed cases in both regions.