In February 2020 the new coronavirus arrives in Italy, but apart from the few municipalities of the lower Lodigiana and Vo’ Euganeo, in the province of Padua, in Italy everything continues normally.
On February 19, 2020 Atalanta-Valencia is played in San Siro, a Champions League match. Fifty thousand Bergamo at the stadium. Atalanta wins 4-1. Some immunologists and civil protection speculate that it was the “zero match” and that it contributed to the spread of the contagion when it was not yet known had arrived in Italy.
On 21 February 2020, a 38-year-old man living in Codogno tested positive for Coronavirus: he is patient 1. Within a few hours, the positivities of fourteen other people were recorded. The first Italian victim for covid-19 is Adriano Trevisan, 78 years old. The man living in Vo’ Euganeo dies in the intensive care unit of the hospital of Schiavonia, in Padua.
On February 23, 2020, the implementation of the “red zones” in 11 municipalities between Lombardy and Veneto, including Codogno and Vo’ Euganeo. It is established the prohibition of access to or removal from the municipal territory and the suspension of events, events and any form of meeting in public or private even cultural.
In March 2020 the situation precipitates. Cases increase, deaths also. The government closes Lombardy, then the country.
On 18 March 2020 in Bergamo, a column of military vehicles transports the coffins of dozens of victims of covid-19 to the cemeteries of other cities for cremation; the image becomes a symbol of the suffering of a city among the most affected by the virus.
On March 22, 2020 the measures of the government become more stringent: with a new Dpcm, Palazzo Chigi suspends most of the productive activities and prohibits citizens from moving to a “different municipality to the one in which they are currently located” Only two days before the parks were closed and sports were forbidden if you are not near your home.
On 27 March 2020 Italy recorded 86 thousand cases, exceeding the total number communicated by the Chinese authorities. On the same day there are 986 deaths: it is the highest number since the beginning of the epidemic. From that day begins a slow descent. This date will remain a dramatic record.
On 20 April 2020, for the first time since the outbreak, Italy recorded a decrease in the number of currently positive: 20 less than the previous day, for a total of 108,237. The decline in hospitalization and intensive treatment continues.
On May 4, 2020 In Italy the long-awaited “Phase 2” begins, characterized by the return to work of certain categories of employees and the possibility of meeting the “relatives”. Giuseppe Conte explains that the danger of a new peak of infections is very real.
In June the “Phase 3” begins. After many months, many restrictions such as the use of outdoor masks fall.
In July 2020, In Italy the therapies are empty. But the controversy between the different political forces grows.