Today they are back swimming pool outdoors and from tomorrow foreign tourists will do it: they continue in Italy the restart tests. Not for everyone though, the fate of shopping centers, for example, is still unknown. In fact, for megastores, a date for reopening on weekends has not yet been established. Already excluded from the photo-finish by the reopening decree of last April 26, now the activities, much tried by the crisis, aim to be at least among the topics of discussion in the next control room. That is the meeting between all the souls of the majority that the premier Draghi called on Monday (May 17) with on the agenda the evaluation of the current contagion data in view of a revision of the curfew at least at 11 pm and precisely of new reopening. In this case, if politics really does manage to find an agreement (as it would seem), the right date is therefore a candidate to be that of 29 and 30 May.
OPERATORS AND THE GOVERNMENT – The objective of the sector operators, who took to the streets during the week precisely to put pressure on the executive, is to keep the shutters up also on Saturday and Sunday – obviously only in the yellow zone. The current working condition is «An important damage» explained some representatives of the category in recent days because «in those days we make 30-40% of the visitors of the week, and obviously the turnover is in line» with those percentages. In other words, the sector is in serious difficulty, but it is not certain that it will remain unheard.
THE POLITICAL DEBATE – The most open-minded portion of the majority, especially the Northern League front but also with the support of Forza Italia, is in fact pushing to reinsert the “shopping centers motion” already within the decree that will integrate the text on reopening drawn up in April. With the epidemiological conditions encountered in recent weeks, it is the position of a good slice of the center-right, it makes no sense to limit beyond the activities of the megastores that are currently only open on working days (except for the essential activities within them such as supermarkets, newsagents, tobacconists and pharmacies).
SMOOTH OPENING – On the other hand, if on 26 April the reopening over the weekend was only removed at the last minute from the finished text in the Official Journal, precisely for the fear that the infections were not under control, now 3 weeks later the question can really return to the executive table. The big day could therefore really be May 29, the first Saturday after the day of the postponement of the curfew scheduled for 24.