After a 48-hour back and forth and a faq from the Ministry of Health that denied itself, the proposal of the Conference of Regions and Autonomous Provinces to extend the maximum indoor ceiling from 4 to 8 people per table in ristorante he would find the government’s assent. This would be a temporary measure, which should drop after two weeks. On the other hand, there will be no limit for the outdoor tables, which can also accommodate more than 8 people. Thus we learn from sources close to the Regions at the end of the technical table convened to settle the question.
The line of the Regions and the center-right passed during the technical table at the end of two days of controversy for a measure that, as the infectious disease specialist Matteo Bassetti also stated, had no scientific basis for existing. The apex of the absurdity, however, was reached yesterday, when Pierpaolo Sileri guest on the radio has in fact denied Roberto Speranza. Speaking of the limit imposed by the Minister of Health on the advice of the CTS, the undersecretary of the same ministry said: “I hope it will be revised soon as it is clearly very restrictive. I am among those who were for the increase of seats at the table, frankly I would increase them to 8-10, and then I would liberalize from the beginning of July“. Undersecretary Costa also shares the same opinion, proposing to liberalize the outdoor tables without imposing limits.”A gesture that gives a partial answer. Indoors, an initial limit can be maintained. I believe that a synthesis and an answer must be found in order to set off on a return to normality“, he has declared Andrea Costa to the microphones of Rai.
It seems, however, that the proposal of the Conference of Regions has completely passed and so it should not be necessary to wait until early July. The complete abolition of the limit, although raised, could already be eliminated starting from 21 June, when even in the yellow zone the curfew, which from 7 June will undergo a further contraction.
The most restrictive interpretation of Roberto Speranza, who has been one of the most fervent supporters of the most drastic containment measures since the pandemic began, provided that even in the white area, as well as in the yellow area, both outdoors and indoors no more than 4 could sit at the same table. An incomprehensible measure for many, especially in light of the excellent performance of the vaccination campaign and the constant decline of infections in our country. A year ago, in June, the country was completely open, there was no curfew and restaurants could work normally, while respecting safety distances.