As February 26, 2020, several cases of Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have been reported, almost exclusively in Northern Italy. The Italian government is taking steps to address this public health concern, which is largely related to the mitigation of additional transmission of the virus outside already identified areas.
It is important to note that, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 80 percent of patients infected with the virus have mild symptoms (fever, sore through, runny nose, achiness) and recover, while less than 15 percent have severe symptoms such as pneumonia. Around 5 percent of cases are considered critical. For more information about Coronavirus, please visit the WHO dedicated page at https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus.
The Umbra Institute has set up its own hotline available between 9:00am to 7:00pm (Central European Time). The numbers to call are: (+39) 338 801 6797 or (+39) 335 176 5618.
From 7:00pm to 9:00am (Central European Time), students can call the Umbra Emergency Phone: (+39) 334 10 26 732.
If necessary, the Umbra Staff will then contact local emergency authorities to assess your risk. Upon receiving their instructions, an Umbra staff or an English-speaking doctor will follow up with you promptly to advise on how to proceed.
When to call the Umbra Hotline/Emergency Phone
- If you have been to one of the high-risk Red Zones in the last two weeks, immediately call the Umbra Dedicated Hotline (from 9:00am to 7:00pm) or Umbra Emergency Phone (from 7:00pm to 9:00am), even if you are not experiencing any symptoms.
The Red Zones are:
- In Italy: 9 villages in the province of Lodi, Lombardy: Codogno, Casalpusterlengo, Castiglione d’Adda, Fombio, Maleo, Somaglia, Bertonico, Terranova dei Passerini, Castelgerundo, Sanfiorano, and 1 village in the province of Padua, Veneto: Vo’ Euganeo.
- Outside Italy: China, South Korea, Iran, and Vietnam.
- If you have been to one of the Yellow Zones in the past 2 weeks and are experiencing flu-like symptoms (cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat, watery and itching eyes) and/or difficulty breathing, immediately call the Umbra Dedicated Hotline (from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm) or Umbra Emergency Phone (from 7:00 pm to 9:00 am)
The Yellow Zones in Italy are:
- Lombardy: Cremona, Pavia, Bergamo, Milan, Monza, Brianza, Brescia, Sondrio
- Veneto: Padova, Venice, Treviso
- Emilia Romagna: Piacenza, Parma, Modena
- Piedmont: Turin
- Liguria: Alassio
- Sicily: Palermo
- Lazio: Rome
Please also note that the following regions are Green Zones:
- Valle d’Aosta
- Friuli-Venezia Giulia
This document is constantly updated – Last update: February 28, 2020, 9:30 am (CET)