Corona virus COVID-19 up dates
until Friday 15th April
General advice for the public
and basic protective measures
against the new coronavirus.
For more info see https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:
Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.
What should you know if you are in Milano?
1) you have to stay at home
2) you must avoid all travel except for health and business needs or reasons of necessity. If you need to travel it is obligatory to carry a valid self-certification form with you.
Hospitals are regularly open.
All Churches are closed to tourists but they will be open for the faithful for private prayer.
Chemist’s shops, pharmacies, groceries, tobacconists, newsagents, petrol pumps, banks will be open by rules to regulate the number of accesses following the droplet criterion (at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone else)
The public transport service is currently operating regularly across the entire network.
All the other places are closed until further notice, such as:
schools, universities, museums, exhibitions and art venues, all theatres and cinemas, bars, pubs, restaurants, markets, shopping centres, hairdressers, beauty salons, gyms, sports centres, swimming pools, spas, fenced parks.
Lots of museums, theatres, companies and orchestras are organising activities on their social media pages to entice followers to tour their arts virtually. Please visit their websites for further information on the initiatives.
Due to the current lockdown in Milan, we regret to inform you that
the April calendar of events will be temporarily suspended.
We will be back on line as soon as activities in the city will go back to normal.
This calendar is a work in progress;
as soon as we receive more information
we add them day by day.