Today the day of sportsmen who can return, with all due caution, to regain possession of swimming pools and tennis courts that reopen after the long break imposed by Covid-19. The gates of the historic circles of the capital from Parioli to Appia are reopened not without some controversy, especially on the timetables: imposed on them by the mayor Raggi, the time slot of the late morning. But right on the timetable, the Capitol is reviewing the chessboard of the openings to straighten out some errors (the ice cream parlors forced to open at 7 am, while swimming pools and gyms must open at 11). This will be the topic under discussion today between the Councilor for Commerce Cafarotti and the trade associations. After the weekend that gave a lot of work to the police forces engaged in dispersing dozens of gatherings, both on the beaches and in the districts of the nightlife (10% of the fines made nationally for the failure to comply with the safety prescriptions were registered precisely in the Capital), the prefect Gerarda Pantalone today to take stock of the situation with the leaders of the police and city institutions.
2.20 pm (Antonio Mariozzi) The protest of the seafarers: We are excluded from state aid
The maritime sector is also paying a heavy price for the crisis caused by the coronavirus emergency, with workers in the sector excluded from state aid to support families. No access – according to reports – to the six hundred euro bonus that INPS pays out, no support from the Solimare solidarity fund (all shipowners with more than five employees, including those of maritime transport), that every worker pay by debit in the pay packet and which provides for the payment of an ordinary check in cases of reduced working hours or temporary suspension of work. From what the interested parties know, INPS has rejected the questions because the seafarers would not belong to the tourism sector, although in many cases they work in large shipping companies in the cruise sector. For everything we are now organizing with protest initiatives. A flash-mob has already taken place at the port of Torre del Greco (Naples) to contest the uneasy situation and urgent action by the unions is requested. We are excluded from all aid – says one of the workers who had their application rejected by INPS -, while doing our job on cruise ships. We pay the solidarity fund, but we do not benefit from contributions in a difficult moment for everyone like the one we are experiencing.
2.00 pm The infectious disease specialist Andreoni (Tor Vergata), I no mask? They should be reported
The “no masks” incite people to get sick and for this reason they should be reported. Massimo Andreoni, head of the infectious diseases department of the Tor Vergata polyclinic in Rome and scientific director of the Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (Simit) said this to AGI. They are denialists, those who always go against science, like the no-Vax or those who don’t believe in the existence of AIDS. Given the resonance they have, they pose a danger to public health, he adds. The motivations of the `no masks have no scientific basis, rather they go against common sense, explains Andreoni. How can you say that the mask, a barrier that acts as an obstacle to infected saliva droplets, is useless or dangerous? it is clear that this is yet another opportunity to challenge a rule without a valid reason. We must stop them – concludes Andreoni – because the information they disseminate can be dangerous and potentially lethal.
13.20 Cinecitt, Exhibitions and Cinema Museum reopen from 29 May
From Friday 29 May, every weekend from 10 to 18.30, Cinecitt returns to welcome film lovers by offering the opportunity to visit the exhibition offer of the Studios in complete safety, created and promoted by Istituto Luce-Cinecitt: the permanent Cinecitt exhibitions will Exhibition, Felliniana and the Miac – Italian Museum of Audiovisual and Cinema. And the rest of Cinecitt’s heritage is also accessible again: 40 hectares of space available, the monumental outdoor sets and the large central park, inhabited by original scenographic elements such as Venusia, the large woman’s head used for filming the `Casanova by Federico Fellini. With `Cinecitt si Mostra you travel through the history of Italian cinema and studios. The visit experience divided into two distinct moments: the guided tour with specialized outdoor mediation leads to the permanent large sets of Ancient Rome, the Temple of Jerusalem and Florence of the 1400s, while films, stage costumes and interactive rooms on the crafts of the cinemas, can be visited independently inside the historic buildings (with the one-way route indicated by the exhibition signs.
12.10 pm Culture, tomorrow 12 libraries reopen to the public
After almost three months, the Libraries of Rome reopen to the public. A gradual and safe restart with contingent entrances, by reservation, and new access methods. We start with 12 sites and then proceed with the progressive restart of the entire network of the Capitoline system, in compliance with the prevention measures. Libraries will reopen three days a week initially: Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to 18; on Saturday from 10 to 14. The locations that will start immediately are Basaglia, Collina della Pace, Cornelia, Flaiano, Flaminia, Marconi, Morante, Nicolini, Pasolini, Raffaello, Vaccheria Nardi. The Archipelago Library will also reopen tomorrow two days a week: Tuesday and Thursday, 10-18. Here’s how: installation of file spacers at the entrance; protective barriers to front offices; new guard service for access regulation; supply of protective devices to personnel and the public if they are not provided with them; infrared thermometers for temperature control; quarantining of books returned by users; display of information boards; sanitizing the rooms. In this first phase, the loan on reservation service will be reactivated through the Bibliotu platform. The return of documents will also take place upon reservation, by calling or sending an email to the library concerned. The study room will remain closed for the time being, pending a future reorganization with a quota of places to guarantee social distancing, and spaces for children and teenagers. The media library, newspaper library and on-site consultation are also suspended. Instead, the entire digital offer is available, also thanks to the activation of the MLOL platform and the PressReader app. All the new online tools will continue to be available to users, such as the innovative BiblioSkype digital counter: call the library, which, alongside the traditional Ask your librarian service, offers remote support and information to the public.
10.20 am: Calabrese, bike on metro and every bus with spaces for the disabled
As you saw a week ago, we authorized the transport of bicycles, without time restrictions, on the metro and tram and bus lines already dedicated to this service. From now on, it can also be done on all other surface lines equipped with spaces for people with disabilities. The extra week was necessary for Atac to obtain authorizations from the competent bodies. So on Facebook the councilor for the moving city of Roma Capitale Pietro Calabrese., Who adds: We still trust in the responsibility and collaboration of all and for the respect of the safety and spacing measures on board the vehicles: important to protect us themselves and other people who use public transport.
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