Published: 30 October 2020
Author(s): Fabio Angeli, Tiziana Bachetti, for the Maugeri Study Group
Issue: January 2021
Section: Letter to the Editor

In response to the growing pandemic of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Italy, the Italian government imposed a strict nationwide quarantine which began on March 9, 2020. The restrictive measures were associated with a remarkable reduction in the spread of clinical manifestations of coronavirus. Positive effects in terms of fewer hospitalizations and fatalities occurred within a few weeks [1].

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