Coronavirus Emergency: The National response

State of emergency extended to April 30, 2021. In this section all the updates on the activities implemented by the National Service are available

How to donate: solidarity collections activated by the Civil Protection Department. Published the resolution of the Revenue Agency on tax benefits for donors.





On January 31, 2020, the Council of Ministers declared a six- month state of emergency as a consequence of the health risk related to the Coronavirus outbreak. On July 29, the Council of Ministers approved a new decree-law extending the measures to contain the virus until October 15, 2020.

The Head of the Civil Protection Department, Mr. Angelo Borrelli is entrusted with the interventions coordination necessary to deal with the emergency on the national territory.

The main actions coordinated by the Head of Department concern the rescue and assistance of the population potentially affected by the virus, the strengthening of controls in airport and port areas according to the measures adopted by the Ministry of Health, the repatriation to Italy of citizens located in countries at risk and the return of foreign citizens exposed to risk to their home countries.

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