Covid Italy, the white zone is expanding: the transition from Monday 7 June to another four regions is almost certain. Today the new monitoring of the Higher Institute is expected from which, except for surprises, Veneto, Liguria, Abruzzo and Liguria will change color. The verdict will come with today’s monitoring data and with the decisions of the control room, before the order of Minister Roberto Speranza. The incidence of under 50 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants recorded in the last 3 weeks should lead to the promotion of another 4 regions in the white zone.
In 10 days, on June 14, if the trend is confirmed, it will be the turn of Lombardy, Lazio, Emilia Romagna, Piedmont, Puglia and the province of Trento.
WHITE AREA, THE NEW ENTRANCES
From Monday 7 June Abruzzo, Liguria, Umbria and Veneto should move into the white zone, joining Friuli Venezia Giulia, Molise and Sardinia. Official confirmation will arrive today, however, with the usual monitoring on Friday. A very close goal for Veneto. “The RT is 0.64, the occupation of the wards and intensive care is 5%. The incidence is 19.4 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants. We are abundantly in the white zone. . I’m not celebrating the end of the infection and the emergency, no one gets excited. But if the tunnel was 100 km long, we made 99 “, says Governor Luca Zaia.
Looking ahead, Piedmont and Lazio are preparing for the passage. In Piedmont, according to the prereport, the punctual Rt index calculated on the date of the onset of symptoms drops from 0.70 to 0.64. The percentage of positivity of the swabs is reduced passing from 3.2% to 2.3%. Below the threshold, and further reduced, the occupancy rates of ordinary beds (from 14% to 10%) and in intensive care (from 15% to 13%). Finally, active and new outbreaks and the number of people not connected to known transmission chains are decreasing.
“In Lazio incidence and Rt are from the white zone”, says the commissioner Alessio D’Amato. “I am very happy with my community because Lazio was the region with the longest time in the yellow zone. I trust, if the data continue like this, around mid-June to arrive in the white zone”, comments the president of the Lazio Region, Nicola Zingaretti, to Tg2 post. “This was not given to us by anyone, there was a responsible community and the measures worked – he underlines – There was a lot of debate on the curfew, but it was not madness, it was the form to achieve this result. The virus changes and it strikes, prudence is leading us to return to normal “.
INDOOR AND OUTDOOR RESTAURANTS
Meanwhile, new rules for restaurants in the white zone. No limits for outdoor tables. Indoors, the presence of 6 people will be allowed at the same table. In the yellow zone, the bar for restaurants should remain firm at 4 diners, both indoors and outdoors according to the agreement that, according to government sources, was reached in the dialogue within the government majority as well as between the executive and the Regions. The governors had proposed the limit of 8 diners inside in the white area, but in the end the line of graduality and greater prudence seems to have prevailed.