A truck driver and his family are in quarantine due to possible coronavirus-infection, reports Transportoeuropa.it. The trucker who was stopped for a routine check in Southern Italy departed from Lombardy, an infected region of Italy – this is the reason for the worry.

A truck driver was stopped at the Grottaminarda motorway exit, in Southern Italy for control on 23 February Sunday, reports the Italian transport medium. The driver, who was travelling along the Naples-Canosa highway, said that he came from the Lodi area. Lodi is a comune in Lombardy, which is one of the two quarantined regions in Northern Italy. 

This information alarmed the police officers, and they warned the mayor of Carife, the city where the driver resides. The mayor ordered immediate isolation for the driver and his family until it is proven they are not infected by a coronavirus.

Quarantines in Northern Italy

The regions of Veneto and Lombardy are the most infected areas in Italy (Codogno, Castiglione d’Adda, Casalpusterlengo, Fombio, Maleo, Somaglia, Bertonico, Terranova dei Passerini, Castelgerundo e San Fiorano and Veneto). Police enforced quarantine by the military controls, to stop the virus from spreading.

Drivers can’t go in or out of these quarantined areas. To avoid the spread of the epidemic, such measures can be introduced at any time in other regions and other towns in the event of an outbreak.

Anyone who is in an area when a new quarantine is set up cannot leave it for any reason until it has ended.

Photo: Protezione civile CC BY 2.0

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