No discos until the end of July, more controlled distancing on the beach, flights stopped by the countries most at risk. The new Dpcm, which is expected to come into force on July 14, could include new measures. Most likely it will extend the obligation to wear the mask in closed places in the absence of social distancing, but there will be no obligation for gloves.
The government will continue to oblige managers of public premises to take customer information and keep it for two weeks, as well as sanitize places and provide hand sanitizer to customers. Thermal scanners will still be mandatory in offices and shopping centers. As for the beaches, the spacing is close to zero, and the Conte government is thinking about a few more measures for tighter control.
Doubts instead about the reopening of the discos, which was scheduled for next Tuesday but will be postponed to the end of the month even if the Regions can, taking responsibility for them, eliminate the restrictions. The ban on assembly with related fines remains in force.
On the other hand, there is no unanimity on the decision regarding festivals and fairs, given that the Scientific Technical Committee pushes to make the controls on events more stringent, while the ban on entry for those coming from 13 countries will also be extended, also using triangulated flights: Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Kuwait, Oman, Bosnia Herzegovina, North Macedonia and Moldova, Brazil, Chile, Panama, Peru and Dominican Republic. Italians, who live or have passed through one of these states, can return but must quarantine themselves. There remains the obligation to remain in isolation for 14 days even for those arriving from the United States.
Meanwhile, it is a clash on the hypothesis of prolonging the state of emergency. The center-right is preparing for the barricades, but even in the majority there is no lack of discontent. So much so that the Democratic Party comes out into the open to placate the controversy and lock the government, with the secretary Nicola Zingaretti who guarantees full dem support to the executive.
The possible prolongation of the state of emergency, however, rekindles the controversy over the role of Parliament in months when the government proceeded to the sound of Dpcm. To underline the need for the Houses to become central again is the President of the Senate, Elisabetta Casellati, who complains that “we are now the invisibles of the Constitution”. Therefore, the second state office hopes that Parliament will express its opinion on the possible extension of the state of emergency, and indicates next Tuesday, when Health Minister Roberto Speranza will illustrate in the Chamber the new Dpcm necessary to confirm some anti-contagion measures expiring mid-month, the occasion for a vote. Vote that, however, will not concern the state of emergency, point out from Palazzo Chigi.
So, not next Tuesday, but certainly before July 31st the Prime Minister will report to the Chambersif – as seems probable – the government should decide to extend the state of emergency approved last January until the end of the month until the end of the year. It is the intention of the prime minister, as the Count himself explained yesterday, to involve the chambers on a decision that would prolong the extraordinary powers of the government. Of course, it is by no means excluded that in the resolutions that the political forces will present after the Hope communications there is no clear stance on the possible continuation of the state of emergency. Decision that, Conte remarked, has not yet been taken, will be evaluated. But, it is explained, an extension appears obvious, necessary to ensure the maintenance of some measures adopted in recent months, starting from smart warking up to the possible decision on any red areas if alarming situations arise. For the extension, an ad hoc resolution of the CDM is necessary.
The hypothesis of prolonging the state of emergency has been coldly accepted by the majority, where there is no lack of perplexity and discontent. For Italy alive if the prime minister “believes that we are still in an emergency”, “then the challenge is to act accordingly: immediately yes to the Mes and white fiscal year”, says the Senate group leader Davide Faraone, who does not hide the Irritation: “Frankly, President Conte’s decisions leave you banned for various reasons.” And Maria Elena Boschi warns: “We must not create dangerous precedents, because we cannot joke about the freedoms of all of us, Parliament must be the protagonist”. Stefano Fassina di Leu speaks of a “worrying choice, both for the implications on the health, economic and social sphere, and on the democratic terrain”. Therefore, the prime minister “must come to the House and Senate to justify the proposal. It is up to Parliament to decide. ” But the group leader Federico Fornaro brakes: “The possible extension to December 31 of the national emergency for Covid 19 has nothing to do with the full powers of the Prime Minister on the Orban model in Hungary”. And Zingaretti assures: “The Democratic Party is ready to support any government choice useful to contain the pandemic”.
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