Curfew extended to midnight waiting for it to expire on 21 June, 13 million vaccinated with two doses, 600 thousand injections per day and seven regions in the white zone (Friuli Venezia Giulia, Molise and Sardinia are now joined by Abruzzo, Umbria, Liguria and Veneto ). What’s more: the ban on dancing could soon be dropped.
Italy is approaching summer with a clear acceleration in the fight against Covid, continuing to grind records not even imaginable just a couple of months ago, when the logistics of the vaccination campaign was just a big question mark. The Figliuolo plan, on the other hand, continues to grind records (1.2 million doses in 48 hours) and proceeds faster than the new ‘Delta’ variant of Covid, which scares Great Britain.
At the moment, according to the online report of the extraordinary commissioner for the health emergency, there are more than 13 million (to be exact 13,028,350) Italians who have completed the vaccination cycle: 24.01% of the population over 12, almost one in 4. Overall, the vaccine doses administered in Italy are 38,178,684, 90.1% of the total delivered, which so far are 42,383,709.
Meanwhile, between Saturday and Sunday there were just twenty admissions to intensive care, which involved ten regions. Valle d’Aosta, Molise and Basilicata no longer have patients hospitalized in intensive care and the national average of 9% occupancy in intensive care and medical departments is falling rapidly. “Things are going well and we don’t have to continue worrying about variations”, explains Undersecretary of Health, Pierpaolo Sileri, but it is necessary to continue to respect the rules and “we all need to know that July will be the complete and absolute turning point. : we will have passed half of the population with at least one dose of the vaccine ”and by September-October it is expected to achieve“ community protection ”.
The latest dossier still on the table of technicians and politicians is that of the reopening of discos. While it is not yet known for sure how and when, the ballrooms are expected to start again next month. But already on Tuesday a meeting with the managers of the premises on the subject is scheduled at the Ministry of Health, the results of which will be discussed with the Minister Roberto Speranza if he will evaluate the most appropriate times and methods. On this too, Undersecretary Sileri says he is convinced that the knot will be solved in a short time: «I had a meeting with the general direction of prevention – he explains – pointing out that if we have a green pass we must believe in it to have access to greater freedom. We should get to a point as soon as possible where you can even dance if you have a green pass. We use the green pass, maybe we reduce the number of people ».