26 February 2020
Kindly be informed that MATTA received email on Travel Update on COVID-19 from The European Travel Agents' and Tour Operators' Associations (ECTAA) specifically on the situation in Italy, amongst others, as below:
The Italian authorities have announced the suspension of all direct air links with China as of 1 February and a temperature check at the airports for all travellers coming from abroad.
They have also taken restrictive measures in the following 11 municipalities in Lombardy and Veneto: Codogno; Casapusterlengo; Castiglione d'Adda; Maleo; Fombio; Bertonico; Castelgerundo; Somaglia; San Fiorano; Terranova dei Passerini; Vo Euganeo.
For these municipalities, the Italian public authorities have decided :
- the suspension of all public events and sporting activities;
- the suspension of business activities in the areas concerned;
- the closure of commercial activities (except for basic necessities);
In addition, these towns are no longer accessible by public transport.
With the exception of the 11 communes mentioned above, there are no other restrictions of movement in the rest of the country.
The latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, is available on the WHO website https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
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