Provisions for the management of the COVID -19 emergency

According with the recent ministerial provisions about Coronavirus emergency published in the Minister’s Decree of 8 March 2020, the Museum will be CLOSED to the public starting today, Sunday 8 March 2020, until new provisions.
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Presidential DECREE No. 4 of 26/02/2020 – Subject: Additional measures for the prevention and management of the epidemiological emergency from COVID-2019. Ordinance pursuant to article 32, paragraph 3, of the law of 23 December 1978, no. 833 on hygiene and public health

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Coronavirus Information – Campania Region Board

Coronavirus: what it is, how to protect yourself and how dangerous it is.

We talked about it with Prof. Guglielmo Borgia, professor of infectious diseases at the University of Naples Federico II and Scientific Director of the AIDS Reference Center of the Campania Region who invites the entire population to give a correct positioning to the question, avoiding panic and collective psychosis that seems to be ramping up in the last few hours: therefore, it is necessary to have the utmost attention but still not to be alarmed.

What really matters at the moment is to convey correct information to avoid infection and share good  practices.
Coronavirus is a virus that is part of a larger family of pathogens that have a so-called “crown” appearance because this form is seen under the electron microscope.
The infection, emphasizes prof. Borgia, it’s easy to be spread but mortality is much lower than normal flu.



Human coronaviruses are transmitted from one infected person to another through:
• spittle, coughing and sneezing
• direct personal contacts
• hands, for example by touching the mouth, nose or eyes with contaminated (not yet washed) hands

The virus has a mortality rate of 5% affecting those categories of people who are among the immunosuppressed (people who have reduced immune defenses due to different causes during infections, chronic diseases or anticancer chemotherapy treatments). However, among those who are in perfect health at the time of infection, the rate drops to 0.9%.

You can reduce the risk of infection by protecting yourself and others by following some precautions:

Protect yourself
Wash your hands often (after coughing / sneezing, after caring for a sick person, before during and after food preparation, before eating, after going to the bathroom, after touching animals or their droppings or more generally when hands are dirty in any way).
In the care sector (for example in hospitals) follow the advice of healthcare professionals who provide assistance.
Generalized use of surgical masks in the absence of symptoms is not recommended.

Protect others
• If you have any respiratory infection, cover your nose and mouth when you cough and / or sneeze (inner elbow / handkerchief).
• If you used a tissue, throw it away after use.
• Wash your hands after coughing / sneezing.