Italy Closes All Theaters Until April 3 Due to Coronavirus

By Francisco Salazar

Italy has closed all theaters due to the coronavirus outbreak.

On March 4, a decree was signed that has suspended all public activity in all of Italy until April 3 in order to contain the coronavirus outbreak in Italy which has seen the largest number of cases outside of Asia.

The decree also noted that government meetings, concerts and cinemas have been closed. Sporting events will be held without fans.

A number of theaters have already issued statements including the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, and l’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, with many more to follow.

According to Aljazeera, Italy has reported a total of 3,089 cases with 107 dead.  Italy is under a state of emergency with numerous numerous countries canceling flights to the country.

To read the entire decree click here.