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February 8, 2021

Tuscany in Yellow Zone until 14 February, but there is a municipality in Red Zone

This is the Sienese municipality of Chiusi, which has been declared a 'red zone' as of Sunday 7 February and for one week

Tuscany is in the Yellow Zone for the fifth week in a row, until Sunday 14 February. But there is one exception and that is Chiusi, in the province of Siena, declared a 'red zone' by order of the President of the Region Eugenio Giani from Sunday, February 7 and for a week. All commercial activities will be closed, with the exception of food shops and shops selling essential goods, bars, restaurants, parks and schools. Travel will be allowed only for necessity, work or health reasons.

"More aggressive and rapidly transmitting variants of the virus have been recorded on the border with the Umbria region, in the municipality of Chiusi. With the mayor Juri Bettollini we have agreed, in a preventive and precautionary way, the measures of the red zone for a week within the municipal territory from Sunday 7 to February 14," says the President of the Tuscany Region Eugenio Giani "Around 6 pm on Friday evening, from the analysis of swabs, it was verified and certified that within our community there are two variants of the virus Covid-19, the South African and Brazilian," he concludes.

In this regard, the Asl Toscana Sud-Est strongly emphasises the need to always respect the prevention and safety measures to prevent the spread of the virus: always wear protective masks, ensure continuous hygiene of hands and environments, keep a safe distance of at least one metre between people, in case of suspected symptoms isolate yourself at home and contact your doctor immediately, strictly comply with any provision of a period of quarantine. The start of the vaccination campaign should not lead to fewer precautions being taken to deal with the pandemic.

The "Safe Territories" project is promoted by the Region of Tuscany with Anci, Upi, Misericordie, Pubbliche Assistenze Riunite and the Italian Red Cross, together with health workers, general practitioners and family paediatricians, as well as Ars Toscana, the local health authorities and the health societies.

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