White zone throughout Italy starting tomorrow, 21 June, with the sole exception of Valle d’Aosta which remains the only region still in the yellow zone. Less restrictive anti-covid measures and rules, therefore, will also be valid for Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Marche, Tuscany, Sicily and the autonomous province of Bolzano after the signing of the new ordinance by Minister Speranza. No curfew – which also disappears in the yellow zone – and no limit of presence at the tables of outdoor restaurants.
More in detail, from tomorrow it will be possible to move without time limits. Bars, restaurants and other catering businesses are open. The sale with take-away of food and drinks and home delivery are also allowed without restrictions, which must in any case take place in compliance with the regulations on packaging and delivery of products. The new rules provide that in the white outdoor area there are no limits of people at the tables (between which there must still be a distance of one meter), while in bars and restaurants indoors a maximum of six people can sit at the same table except that they are all living together. On the other hand, there remains the prohibition of gathering and the obligation to wear a mask, both outdoors and indoors.
Rt Italia and new infections
Meanwhile, the national Rt index is at 0.69. According to what was reported by the Iss report last Friday, the decline in incidence continues with 19 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants. “All the Regions and autonomous provinces are classified as low risk except three: Basilicata, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Molise, at moderate risk. All the Regions and autonomous provinces have an RT compatible with a type 1 scenario”, again emerges from the report . No region exceeds the critical threshold for occupancy of beds: “The employment rate in intensive care is 6%, below the critical threshold, with a decrease in the number of hospitalized people which goes from 688 to 504”.
According to the Civil Protection bulletin, 1,197 new Coronavirus infections registered yesterday in Italy, 28 dead. Yesterday 249,988 swabs were made with a positivity index of 0.5%.