The Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Italy Giuseppe Conte signed the document, according to which all sporting events in the country, including the national football League, cancelled for a period up to 3 April.
Such decision was accepted in connection with which came into force on the morning of 10 March a decree on the introduction of quarantine on the entire territory of Italy. As reported, the number of infected with the coronavirus in the country has already exceeded 9170 people, 463 of whom died.
The document, signed by the Prime Minister, we would like to stay more, so you understand what is happening in Italy. So, the document States that people should only move for the following reasons: work, health needs or in emergency situations. Public transport will work, but Mr Conte told reporters that he wants as many people as possible stayed at home. People who want to travel will have to fill out a document explaining their causes, and take it with you. If it turns out that they have introduced a power in the confusion, they face fines or imprisonment.
All outdoor activities are prohibited. All events organized in private or public sector, from culture to sports, religious events and fairs, suspended. Cinemas, museums, theatres, pubs, dancing schools, betting shops and discos must be closed.
The ski resorts must be closed. Civil and religious ceremonies are not held. Schools and universities will remain closed. And only the training of specialists in the field of health will not be suspended.
Bars and restaurants are open from 6 am to 6 PM and only on the condition that they can ensure that clients are at a distance of not less than one meter from each other. Businesses will be closed if these rules are not adhered to.
Stores can remain open, but only if they can guarantee customers safe distance of one meter. Large and medium-sized shopping malls should be closed on the weekends. Food stores allowed to remain open at any time.
All activities and events are cancelled. The only possible exception are activities that are supported by international sports bodies if they are held behind closed doors. Gyms, sports centers, swimming pools, Spa and leisure centres should be closed.
Well, now the situation in Italy has become clearer to you. Move on to what is of direct relevance to us, the lovers of the sail. Moreover, the Federation sails Italy in turn has canceled or postponed the holding of any sailing event. Here are just some of the consequences of this decision.
The expiry date of ban – 3 April, but, of course, can and continue. So, the question a number of tournaments planned for April and may. Thus, the question, according to Italian media, were carrying the prestigious ROLEX Capri Sailing Week (16 – 22 may), as well as regattas that make up the ribbon – ORC European Championship 2020, the Italian Offshore Championship 2020, IMA Mediterranean Offshore Challenge and also racing under the auspices of the International Maxi Association.
International Association class J/24 announced the cancellation of the European championship, which was to be held 29 April – 5 may in Trieste.
The first stage of a series of tournaments, America’s Cup World Series, as you know, is supposed to start in Cagliari on Sardinia on April 23. At this base the Italian (Luna Rossa) and the British (INEOS Team IR) teams are located in Sardinia, the crews and their yachts there are. More difficult with the boat of Emirates Team New Zealand: it is delivered by sea to Singapore, but it was removed from the side of the freighter – and we’ll have to go back to New Zealand, if the regatta is canceled. Americans of American Magic and is not in a hurry: in their view, too many chances for that regatta will not take place.
More doubts and that will take place the famous regatta Lake Garda Meeting Optimist (9 – 14 April). The organizers of the biggest tournament, included in the “Guinness Book of records”, the last few days was silent, not responding to numerous questions, which they had been sent from around the world. That, in General, is clear: the answer, then there was nothing…
And the latest news – even to Italy and she has nothing. But it is relevant to the sail. And right. The organizing Committee of the Asian championship, which was held from 15 – 22 March in Abu Dhabi, due to the coronavirus has postponed the tournament until April. As you know, this championship must identify the owners of the Olympic licenses from Asia in classes Laser, Laser Radial, 49er and RS:X men and women.closeditalyquarantine