Italy Shuts Down

The following video shows a brief announcement by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in which he explains that most public gatherings in Italy are being suspended due to the Wuhan Coronavirus.

Mr. Conte gave his talk on television two days ago, but the situation has evolved considerably in the interim: the whole of Italy is now all but quarantined and locked down, just as Lombardy had been for the past week or so.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

00:00   …all events are suspended, every type and discipline of sporting competition,
00:06   whether in public places or private.
00:10   Sporting events will be allowed… those with, let us say —
00:14   in which professional athletes participate,
00:20   or in the absolute category, where Olympic games, national / international events,
00:26   but either behind closed doors or open without the presence of the public.
00:32   In addition, all organized events are suspended,
00:36   as well as events in public or private places,
00:41   those events of a recreational, cultural, sporting, religious, or exhibition character.
00:49   But also suspended are all events in cinemas, theaters, pubs,
00:55   dancing schools, gaming rooms, betting rooms, bingo rooms, discotheques.
01:01   So we can no longer allow ourselves to be in these areas where people congregate…