No, it’s not the return of summer time. But from tomorrow in the yellow zone we will still be able to move the clock one hour ahead. Pending the complete abolition of the hated curfew, from Monday we will be allowed to return home no longer strictly “no later than” 11 pm, but rather at the stroke of 24. Cinderella syndrome, at the time of post-Covid, sees a new luminous horizon: it does not matter if we start from the darkness of midnight. All “merit” of the decree law of May 18, which established the new calendar of the rules for containing the contagion. Meanwhile, again from Monday 7 June, the ban on leaving the house until 5 in the morning will fall in four other regions: after Molise, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Sardinia (promoted on May 31 in the bracket with the greatest freedoms), they have become “white” also Liguria, Abruzzo, Veneto and Umbria. After a week, and on June 14 the group will also be joined by Lombardy, Lazio, Piedmont, Puglia, Emilia-Romagna and the province of Trento; while the week after (from 21 June) it will be the turn of Sicily, Marche, Tuscany, Calabria, Campania, the province of Bolzano and Valle d’Aosta. A 100% reassuring map that will mean goodbye to curfew for all Italians. Translated: no more restrictions for travel and free hours for public places. Another important “relapse”: with the “long” evenings we will go back to dining out.
In the end, even the super “closurist”, Roberto Speranza, who, in his capacity as Minister of Health, had to ratify the new rules, despite himself. But it should be noted that even in the white area remains in force “the spacing of one meter between the tables, while in bars and restaurants indoors a maximum of six people can sit at the same table”. But here we enter a rather indecipherable mathematical-viral “logic”. In the yellow zone, on the other hand, the limit of 4 people per table remains, both indoors and outdoors, while in the white zone there remains a “maximum number also for travel to private homes”, set at a “maximum of six people, in addition to to minor children “. And here the mathematical-viral “logic” becomes even more complicated.
Another particularly felt theme: the abolition of masks. In July, we will probably be able to remove them outdoors but we will have to continue to keep them indoors and obviously on public transport. In England they have already begun to remove the obligation even in closed rooms, but compared to us, the British have eradicated the virus much earlier. Certainly not a small detail. The fact is that, at the moment, in our country the hypothetical revocation of the obligation to wear a mask is not among the topics dealt with by the Technical Scientific Committee.
Experts explain: “Everything will depend on the percentage of the population immunized with at least one dose: with 35-40 million Italians vaccinated, the outdoor mask can be put aside”. In the meantime, we cross our fingers.