The city center is crowded during the third day of Winter Sales amid the second wave of the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic, in Milan, Italy, 09 January 2021. Five Italian regions are set to change into an orange-zone status of moderate-to-high COVID risk after the key Rt rate of transmission crossed the crucial 1 threshold. Health Minister Roberto Speranza signed on 08 January a new ordinance putting Calabria, Emilia Romagna, Lombardy, Sicily and Veneto into an orange zone. ANSA/ MATTEO CORNER