Italy clarifies lockdown rules for parents and kids

Italy clarifies lockdown rules for parents and joggers.

Italy's interior ministry has issued some "clarifications" relating to the country's nationwide lockdown due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Parents are permitted to take their children (bambini minori) for a walk, however this rule applies only to one parent at a time, and only if they walk close to home. 

The news was met with opposition by Giulio Gallera, the health councillor of the Lombardy region, the area worst affected by Coronavirus, who said: "This is not the time to let your guard down." 

The interior ministry also clarified that people can go jogging or for a walk provided it is in the vicinity of their home and they go alone. Elderly and disabled people are also allowed out for a short walk near home, accompanied by one adult.

However Vincenzo De Luca, the governor of the southern Campania region, has stated that it remains forbidden to go jogging or go out for a stroll in the Campania region, reports Naples newspaper Il Giorno.

The interior ministry also reminded people that any form of gathering, sporting or recreational activity in public places is prohibited.

For full details see interior ministry website.