The white zone of Sicily is ‘locked in’ against the Delta variant

The white zone of Sicily is ‘locked in’ against the Delta variant
The white zone of Sicily is ‘locked in’ against the Delta variant

Sicily is now a white area, with the hope of no longer having to change color and to forget the tragic experience of Covid. As the auspices are not enough, we will try to protect the island as best we can against the variants, especially against the Delta variant, already Indian, which is much feared for its aggressiveness and because it would make vaccines less effective. We recently talked about a case, returning from Great Britain.

‘Armored’ Sicily

From today a provision of the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza. “I signed one new ordinance introducing a five-day quarantine with a buffer requirement for those coming from Great Britain“, The minister announced on social media. An order from President Musumeci is expected to acknowledge the change of address and to raise the attention threshold even more. Maximum sanitary vigilance, in ports and airports, with tampons will be recommended. The principals will be strengthened, to protect the Sicilian summer and avoid a new hot autumn of the Coronavirus, with the help of vaccines.

The latest bulletin

Covid is present, even if, fortunately, it hurts less. The latest bulletin does not count victims and is a nice sigh of relief. There are 135 new positives with far fewer swabs. The tracking system will be important in the coming months. Much of our serenity will be played on the ability to act in advance and make any outbreaks harmless.

“Beware of the Delta variant”

The Delta variant, however, represents a thick cloud on the horizon. For everyone, not just for Sicilians. The virologist intervened in this regard Fabrizio Pregliasco. “We will see what England is experiencing, a tail blow of the virus – said the professor -. It will not be a new wave, but a peak of mild or asymptomatic infections that will not lead to the heavy increase in hospitalizations and deaths that we have already experienced because the vaccine also works with the Delta variant, albeit with a slight loss of effectiveness “. Of course – we add – with the double dose, as has been recognized by all.

Away with the masks outdoors

From July the obligation of outdoor masks should fall which will remain, however, in the absence of distancing. On this point, an opinion from the Technical Scientific Committee is expected next week. We will be freer and prudence will be entrusted, above all, to voluntary behavior.

Our friend Ettore

From today our friend Ettore Consonni is in Palermo, from Bergamo saved at the Civic hospital by Covid. He is here on vacation but also to thank the doctors and nurses he calls ‘my angels’. As a sign of gratitude, Ettore had Sicily tattooed on his heart. Welcome back.

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