Italy’s Prime Minister recently announced that the national lockdown would be extended and strengthened to keep more people at home. His revelations to an Italian newspaper came as the number of deaths and new infections from the novel coronavirus continues to rise.
As of Saturday morning, the official decree and the formal announcement of the new quarantine measures have yet to be released.
This has left some regional governors to enact stricter rules themselves. In Veneto, the region surrounding Venice, the government has announced that people must stay within 650 feet (200 meters) of their homes. This applies to anyone leaving home for provisions like food or medicine, walking dogs, or simply stretching their legs.
In Milan, the mayor has deployed 114 soldiers to enforce the lockdown regulations.
In Rome, the capital announced it will set up roadblocks and inspect every car which is traveling in the city this weekend.