As you read through the overwhelming flow of information of these last few days, it might be easy to lose your bearings. The data, legislation, what we can and cannot do, how we can contribute… Here is a list of the official resources with which to stay informed and hence avoid running into fake news.
Over the course of a few days our life has changed. We have given up on non-essential movement outside of our homes, learnt how to take care of ourselves and others by applying recommended rules of personal hygiene, and followed the development of coronavirus contagion in Italy and across the world. Here is a comprehensive list of institutionally recognised sources of information that can help solve any remaining doubts about the new Coronavirus and keep you informed and prepared with official data.
GET TO KNOW THE CORONAVIRUS
Coronavirus, new coronavirus, COVID-19: the FAQs, understanding the terminology and what we know today:
Videos, handbooks, and infographics are also available on the WHO’s website.
Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus are summarized on the website of the Italian Government, Presidency of the Council of Ministers.
IN CASE OF SYMPTOMS OR DOUBTS
Call your family doctor, pediatrician or doctor on call (by phone), or the regional freephone numbers.
All data on confirmed cases, deaths and recoveries are presented in these updated maps:
- of Italy: desktop version / mobile version, by the Civil Protection Department
- of the world, by the World Health Organization.
The Italian National Institute of Health publishes a daily infographic that describes the spread over time and space of the epidemic in Italy and the characteristics of the affected people.
THE ITALIAN LEGISLATION
The measures currently in force can be found at this page of the website of the Italian Government.
Regulations and official ordinances are available on the website of the Italian Ministry of Health.
Ordinances of the Civil Protection are on the Department website.
The Official Gazette contains the collection of documents concerning urgent measures for the containment and management of the COVID-19 epidemiological emergency.
What to do if you are abroad or if you have planned a trip outside national boundaries? The answers of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
The movements allowed within the Italian national territory are those indicated in the measures currently in force, approved by the Italian Government. To find the answers you are looking for, you can use the FAQs in the next section.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
FAQs, based on current regulations, about what can and cannot be done in Italy:
You can support the #IORESTOACASA information campaign, promoted by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Health and the Civil Protection. Download:
On the thematic website of the Italian Ministry of Health dedicated to the new coronavirus (www.salute.gov.it/nuovocoronavirus) you can find several other resources, answers, and official news.