“At midnight you know that I will think of you, wherever you are you are mine” sang Adriano Celentano. From tomorrow, Monday 7 June, midnight will no longer be just a dream. From tomorrow, in fact, the curfew will be moved for all regions in yellow zone – i.e. all of Italy except the white areas – from 11pm to midnight. An extra hour of nightlife – you must be home by midnight, not leaving where you are at midnight -, an extra hour of sharing space and time with loved ones. Always maintaining social distancing and well-worn masks. These are the guiding criteria that Italians will have to keep in mind from Monday 7 June until Monday 21, when the curfew will disappear completely and for everyone. A gradual decrease of limitations, therefore, to finally return to the much desired freedom.
The rules exist, but few people respect them. For over a month, the curfew has been more of a formality than a real limit to be respected. Thanks to the checks by the police who are becoming more and more isolated on this issue, thanks to the approach of summer and the desire to put the last difficult year and a half behind us: walking through the streets of big cities after 11 pm you can see many companies of young people who have no intention of going home. Yet the rules exist and are still in effect.
From tomorrow the troop of the regions in the white zone will get rich of new soldiers: in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Molise and Sardinia, which had led the way a week ago, are added Abruzzo, Liguria, Umbria and Veneto.
The picture of the regions in white area, i.e. those in which the limitations remain linked in fact to common sense, i.e. the use of the mask and respect for interpersonal distancing, will be enriched with additional regions from 14 June. On that occasion, Emilia Romagna, Lazio, Lombardy, Piedmont, Puglia and Trentino. The other regions will pass in the white band from the 21st. The last to savor freedom should be the Aosta Valley, on June 28th.
That of reopening of discos there remains a great knot to untie. Nightclub managers are lobbying to restart activities as early as July, through the Green Pass. The issue has now entered the agenda and next week, perhaps Tuesday, a first conversation with ministerial technicians could start. The managers of the premises ask that the Executive express itself as soon as possible to provide certainties, which will therefore arrive in the coming days: attention to the issue was paid not only by the Regions, but also by the Minister for Autonomies, Mariastella Gelmini, and by the undersecretary alla Salute, Andrea Costa.
The coronavirus vaccination campaign is proceeding at a strong spur throughout Italy and on Friday it reached the record of 600 thousand doses administered in one day. Italy is also in second place overall in Europe in terms of fully vaccinated population. Meanwhile, the president of the Lombardy Region, Attilio Fontana, announces the possibility for citizens to move the date of the second dose of the vaccine.
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