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Italy: All industrial and commercial activities suspended, response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Italy: Industrial and commercial activities suspended

The Italian government on 22 March 2020 published a decree that essentially suspends all industrial and commercial activities, with certain exceptions for “essential activities.”


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The suspension directive applies to the whole of Italy and is effective from 23 March until 3 April 2020.

Businesses subject to the directive have until 25 March 2020 to prepare to suspend their activities.

Read a March 2020 report [PDF 170 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Italy (and that includes an unofficial English language translation of the decree)

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