Italian ski season ended early as ski resorts shut to prevent coronavirus spread.Rome, March 9 - Regional Affairs Minister Francesco Boccia announced on Monday that all ski facilities in Italy will be closed, starting on Tuesday morning.
"We have decided to close all of the country's skiing facilities starting tomorrow morning with a decree of the civil protection department," the minister told a press conference in Rome.
Updated 03/09/2020 AM
Aosta Valley closes as of 9 March 2020
Lombardy ski resorts
Along with Lombardy, the quarantine includes the cities of Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Reggio Emilia, Rimini, Pesaro e Urbino, Alessandria, Asti, Novara, Verbano Cusio Ossola, Vercelli, Padova, Treviso and Venice.
"We created two regions. One of them concerns Lombardy and the other concerns various provinces. We will apply a stricter security procedure to these two zones, and there will be a restriction on entries and exits," Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told a press conference.
Web camera. Empty La Thuile ski slopes.
Ski resorts information
> restaurant and bar activities are allowed only from 6:00 to 18:00, with an obligation on the owners to guarantee the possibility of respecting the interpersonal safety distance of at least one meter, with the penalty of suspension of activity in case of violation.
> commercial activities other than those of the previous point are allowed on condition that the manager guarantees access in a quota-based manner or in any case suitable for avoiding gatherings of people, guaranteeing the possibility of respecting the distance of at least one meter. The sanction of the suspension of the activity is foreseen in case of violation of the indicated rules.
> kindergartens, schools and universities are suspended until April 3
> museums and libraries are closed
> civil and religious ceremonies, including funeral ceremonies, are suspended
> all activities are suspended within cinemas, theaters, pubs, game rooms, discos and similar places
> medium and large shops are closed on holidays days. The closure is not available for pharmacies, parapharmacies and food shops. The owners are always called to ensure compliance with the safety distance of one meter.
> the activities of gyms, sports centers, swimming pools, notation centers, wellness centers, spas, cultural centers, social centers, leisure centers are suspended