The rising infections and the upcoming Omicron variant alarm the Italian municipalities. The Anci asks the government for a maximum precautionary measure for the entire Christmas period and beyond: mandatory outdoor masks throughout the national territory to avoid the spread of infections where gatherings can be created. Antonio De Caro, the president of Anci and mayor of Bari, forwarded the request to the government chaired by Mario Draghi: “I asked the government, in the control room on behalf of all the mayors, to evaluate the opportunity” of measures or ordinances to wear masks outdoors “throughout the country starting from December 6 and until January 15, which are the days of Christmas, where for shopping, for the desire to be together and to make community in our cities there is a greater possibility of gathering “.
De Caro, on the sidelines of the press conference “Municipi Sonori” adds: “Let’s enjoy Christmas, everyday life – concluded the mayor -, perhaps using the mask to reduce the possibility of contagion”. Then, a guest at One day as a sheep, he explained even better: “Yesterday the government said that the mayors are right to insert the obligation to wear a mask outdoors where there are gatherings through an ordinance and we are already doing it but with a national measure the message would be stronger. Most mayors agree with the use of outdoor masks “.