Four other regions leave the yellow zone and for the second week of June, word of the president of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, “all of Italy will be in the white zone”. Everywhere the country already records data that would guarantee access to the lowest risk range and – given the canonical three weeks needed to confirm the positive data – it is about to rapidly and gradually reopen in all territories. But it announces itself the revolt of the managers of the discos, still closed and without a date. On this the union of the ballrooms launches the challenge to the Executive: “if by next 21 June, with the definitive elimination of the curfew, the Government does not express itself also for our restart, we will decide to reopen indiscriminately from 1 July” .
A few glimmers come from the Undersecretary for Health, Andrea Costa, who sets the goal for the resumption of nightclub activity next month. With the curfew slipping to midnight from Monday, the restaurateurs – on the other hand – are waiting for the signing of the ordinance that will eliminate the limit on the number of diners in outdoor restaurants in the white and fixed area. a maximum of six for people who eat indoors. The agreement was reached in the past few hours and the signature of Health Minister Roberto Speranza could come shortly. The countdown on reopening has started throughout the country and in these hours they are Abruzzo, Umbria, Liguria and Veneto to be promoted in the white zone, where they will officially enter from Monday (they register for the third week less than 50 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants): they are added to Friuli Venezia Giulia, Molise and Sardinia, already in this minimum risk area. A trend that confirms the positive forecasts of recent days: from 14 June, however, it could touch Lombardy, Lazio, Piedmont, Puglia, Emilia-Romagna and the Province of Trento (which already have excellent data this week) while Sicily, Marche, Tuscany, the Province of Bolzano, Calabria, Basilicata and Campania will have to wait until June 21st. The last to enter the “white” area, again according to estimates, will presumably be Valle d’Aosta on June 28th. In general, the Rt index drops to 0.68 and with an incidence of 32 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants while in the last 24 hours there have been 73 deaths from Covid. There were 2,557 new infections, with a positivity rate of 1.1% and only 200 thousand people currently positive in Italy.
“If the trend continues like this, for the second week of June all of Italy will be in the white zone,” hopes the president of the ISS, Silvio Brusaferro. With the Italians running towards normality, the only ones not to rejoice, at least for the moment, are the managers of the discos. “I am available to make dozens of videos available to ministers and technicians where people are already dancing in bars or bathing establishments, while instead 30% of our activities have already closed permanently and another 30% are still in danger of being added now”, he explains. Maurizio Pasca, the president of Silb, asking “on what basis it is decided that in the square you can dance and in a club, with a limited number and in complete safety, it is not possible”. The Regions are also asking the Government to put the matter on the table in the next few days and the undersecretary for Health, Andrea Costa, reassures: «I personally hope that a meeting with the Government is scheduled for next week, we absolutely must work on it. They have to open them in order to dance, there can be no limit to the distance, but you have to find a method that considers capacity and tracking, perhaps allowing entry only with the green pass ».
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