New restrictions in Emilia-Romagna regarding gathering places such as parks and public gardens and the movement of individuals.
The order signed by the President of the Region, Stefano Bonaccini, was launched to counteract the spread of the coronavirus with even greater decision. The goal is always to reduce contact between people, the main vehicle for the transmission of the virus. The measure is valid throughout the regional territory from today until April 3 next.
Under the ordinance, public parks and gardens are closed to the public. The use of the bicycle is then restricted, permitted only “for the reasons allowed for the movement of individuals”: therefore reasons of work, health or other needs, such as purchases of food.
Identical limitation for walking. A single derogation is possible: if the motivation is linked to the need to practice motor activities – such as a walk for health reasons, or going out with the pet for its physiological needs – you are obliged to stay near your home.
In addition, it is established that the opening of the food and beverage administration establishments that are located in the service and refueling areas is only allowed along the motorway network and along the network of main suburban roads.
If, on the other hand, these shops are located on the secondary suburban roads, their opening is allowed only for the time slot that goes from 6.00 to 18.00, from Monday to Sunday. On the other hand, normal opening is not permitted for businesses located in the service and refueling areas located in the road sections inside the inhabited centers.
(In photo the Giardini Margherita in Bologna)