It stop the obligation to wear a mask outdoors it should arrive within two weeks. This was revealed by the undersecretary of health of the Draghi government, Andrea Costa, during an interview with the Courier. The official decision will come next week, following the opinion of the Scientific Technical Committee.
From Monday there will be significant news: all of Italy will be in white area, and consequently the curfew. However, the Italy-Wales football match, which will be played at 6 pm on Sunday 20 June in Rome, risks being a new super-diffusing event that risks postponing the removal of the latest anti-Covid measures, such as that of masks. In recent days, in fact, the government of Boris Johnson he was forced to extend the last remaining lockdown measures due to the fearsome Delta variant.
Outdoor masks, mandatory stop within two weeks
“If we continue like this, the first step, soon, will be to remove the masks outdoors”Confirmed Costa.
“I believe it will be an important step for the gradual return to normalcyCosta said. The removal of the obligation to wear the mask outdoors is therefore not in doubt. The question, as with reopening, is to identify the “right time”, and “even in this case, however, we are waiting for the scientists to tell us what it is”Added the undersecretary.
Even outdoors, however, the obligation to wear the mask will not totally disappear: it will be good to always keep it with you and wear it in places where risk of crowding.
Risk of gatherings, Delta variant worries
Italy should therefore soon go and keep company with other European countries, such as France, which have lifted the obligation to wear a mask. The most probable date for the stop falls between 1 and 5 July, and certainly no later than the 12 of the same month. The opinion of the CTS will arrive no later than next week.
The latter depends above all on the risk assessment of Covid variants, in particular the Delta variant which caused the extension of the anti-Covid measures in Great Britain.
The Minister of Health Roberto Speranza has signed an ordinance that provides for a five-day quarantine obligation for those arriving from the UK. The measure will start tomorrow, June 21, just in time to allow thousands of Wales fans to follow smell the challenge of the Europeans against the Azzurri.
Another node is that of public transport. The administrations of white regions, such as Lombardy, Piedmont and Emilia Romagna, have brought the bus capacity back to 80%, with the risk of creating crowds among travelers.