Coronavirus, the situation in Italy: graphs and maps
The Sardinian governor Solinas, responding to Boccia, says that “free movement as instrumentally evoked by Minister Boccia is not discussed here, but the need for a virtuous balance between constitutionally guaranteed values and interests, starting from the protection of public health” . For Solinas, “it is nothing short of surprising that you are talking about the unconstitutionality of a proposal such as the certificate of negativity to the virus who has derogated from constitutional rules and fundamental rights with emergency administrative acts”.
Boccia: “If Regions reopen, no distinctions”
On the possible reopening of the regions from 3 June, Boccia explained: “In the next few days, with the last click that will bring the country back into motion, there must also be common sense. If all the regions start again, they will start again without distinction on the citizens’ profile. each region, the distinction between citizens of one city with respect to the other is not foreseen, if we are healthy we move. It is different to foresee a quarantine phase, but we are not in that condition. And also in that case it takes an agreement between the set off”. So the Minister of Regional Affairs Francesco Boccia. Boccia, at the hearing of the Parliamentary Commission on Fiscal Federalism, underlined that in any decision the indications of the experts will weigh.
“In Lombardy a massacre, in the rest of Italy a drama”
The Lombard provinces of Bergamo, Brescia, Cremona, Lodi and that of Piacenza in Emilia Romagna “experienced a massacre, the rest of the country a drama. I would not compare those provinces to the rest of Italy”, added the Minister of Regional Affairs Francesco Boccia, speaking of possible financial measures to support the economy of those areas affected by the health emergency.
“Never blocked sanitary materials destined for the Regions”
Boccia then denied that during the emergency medical materials were blocked for the Regions: “The Customs Agency – explained the minister – did a very difficult job to block the export of medical materials not intended for Italian hospitals, such as tampons , reagents, lung ventilators, addressed to private individuals abroad. When some imports from abroad destined for the Regions were blocked, an email was enough to unlock them. And so it was done. Different if they were materials intended for private individuals in Italy to do business , in that case they were blocked. The Presidents of the Regions have always been informed of this “.
“Regions Monitoring works, it’s not a report card”
The Minister for Regional Affairs then focused on the pandemic trend monitoring system: “It works well, it has been shared with all the Regions, every week it gives us the pandemic thermometer, it is not a judgment, a report card, not there are votes, it is the attempt to turn on lights if there is a small outbreak and if the resilience of healthcare is not full “.