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New decree to confirm 3 tiers, Lombardy,Tuscany cd go orange

(ANSA) – ROME, 27 NOV – A new government COVID decree is
expected to confirm Italy’s three-tier colour system of yellow,
orange and red but Lombardy and Tuscany may change from a
high-risk red zone to a moderate-risk orange zone, government
sources said Friday.
   
Premier Giuseppe Conte said “I expect some red regions to turn
orange”.
   
The premier also said he expected the key R transmission rate to
drop below 1.
   
But the ratio of positives to swabs started rising again
Thursday, to 12.5%.
   
The decree is also expected to introduce specific restrictions
for Christmas.
   
The federation of Italian doctors’ unions on Friday urged
authorities not to loosen restrictions at Christmas saying “the
epidemic is slowing but hospitals are still overloaded”. (ANSA).
   

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