Officers ordered 250 individuals who attended the marriage to self-quarantine till they’re examined. As a result of about 30 of them have been native faculty college students, colleges have been closed for 2 weeks. A ten p.m. curfew was imposed on cafes, pubs and gaming halls, and gymnasiums and different sports activities services should shut two hours sooner than typical. The city’s parks and museums closed indefinitely, and conferences have been postponed. Masks have been made obligatory in all indoor or public areas.
The marriage visitors have been informed to contact their medical doctors in addition to the town’s virus emergency authorities till they might be examined.
Mayor Nicolò Nicolosi informed Corleone’s 11,000 residents in a video on Facebook on Friday that they need to attempt to reside their lives “as normally as possible,” whereas appearing responsibly. “Corleone is not a red zone,” he reassured them, utilizing the time period that Italian officers had given to the hardest-hit areas initially of the crisis in February.
Acknowledging that Corleone’s financial system was already struggling within the pandemic, Mr. Nicolosi mentioned 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 distinguished members of the Corleonesi clan, which within the Nineteen Eighties ended up dominating the Mafia, or Cosa Nostra.
Corleone additionally gained notoriety by way of Mario Puzo’s “Godfather” books — whose protagonists have been from and named after the city — after which by way of the film trilogy by Francis Ford Coppola. The primary of the three, which received the 1973 finest image Oscar, began with a wedding in New York and later confirmed a second wedding set in Corleone.
Although 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 growing numbers.
Reporting was contributed by Choe Sang-Hun, Apoorva Mandavilli, Daniel Politi, Elisabetta Povoledo and Mihir Zaveri.