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State of emergency extended until the end of the year and new measures to combat Covid-19, including the ban on entry for those coming from some “at risk” countries. These are some of the government’s adjustments in view of the new Dpcm (the Prime Minister’s decree) which must renew the measures now in force to contain the coronavirus infection that expires on 14 July.
On Tuesday, the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, will illustrate the new measures in Parliament. According to the Corriere della Sera, the obligation to wear the mask in closed places will remain, when the distance cannot be respected; instead stop the obligation of gloves which, according to the Regions, if used incorrectly “may represent an additional risk”. The obligation to sanitize the premises continues, as well as those to measure the temperature and make hand sanitizer dispensers available in offices and shops. In public places it will be necessary to continue to leave one’s personal details.
The reopening of the discos will also be postponed, initially scheduled for next Tuesday but which should be postponed to the end of the month from July 14th. However, the Regions will be able to grant derogations, taking responsibility for them.
The ban on gatherings also remains in force, especially because of the new outbreaks that continue to arise in the country, and controls will continue in places of nightlife and on beaches. While on the festivals, country fairs and summer festivals, the debate is still ongoing on the possibility of more stringent controls.
Finally, the government should extend the ban on entry to Italy for those arriving from Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Kuwait, Oman, Bosnia Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Moldova, Brazil, Chile, Panama, Peru and the Republic Dominican. The Italians, who live or have passed through one of these states, can return but must quarantine themselves, the same applies to those coming from the USA.