Officials ordered 250 individuals who attended the marriage to self-quarantine till they’re examined. Because about 30 of them had been native faculty college students, colleges have been closed for 2 weeks. A 10 p.m. curfew was imposed on cafes, pubs and gaming halls, and gymnasiums and different sports activities amenities should shut two hours sooner than standard. The city’s parks and museums closed indefinitely, and conferences had been postponed. Masks had been made necessary in all indoor or public areas.
The marriage ceremony visitors had been informed to contact their medical doctors in addition to town’s virus emergency authorities till they may very well be examined.
Mayor Nicolò Nicolosi informed Corleone’s 11,000 residents in a video on Facebook on Friday that they need to attempt to stay their lives “as normally as possible,” whereas performing responsibly. “Corleone is not a red zone,” he reassured them, utilizing the time period that Italian officers had given to the hardest-hit areas at first of the disaster in February.
Acknowledging that Corleone’s financial system was already struggling within the pandemic, Mr. Nicolosi stated he would attempt to restrict the closures as a lot as doable whereas nonetheless “taking all the necessary precautions to contain the virus.”
The city, lower than 25 miles south of the Sicilian capital, Palermo, turned notorious because the hometown of a few of the most outstanding members of the Corleonesi clan, which within the 1980s ended up dominating the Mafia, or Cosa Nostra.
Corleone additionally gained notoriety by Mario Puzo’s “Godfather” books — whose protagonists had been from and named after the city — after which by the movie trilogy by Francis Ford Coppola. The first of the three, which gained the 1973 greatest image Oscar, started with a marriage in New York and later confirmed a second marriage ceremony set in Corleone.
Though Italy has fared higher than Spain and France in containing circumstances after a widespread rest of social distancing guidelines, officers have been involved by steadily rising numbers.
Reporting was contributed by Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Marie Fazio, Andrea Kannapell, Adam Liptak, Choe Sang-Hun, Mitch Smith, Apoorva Mandavilli, Bryan Pietsch, Daniel Politi, Elisabetta Povoledo and Mihir Zaveri.