Italy eliminates the obligation to wear a mask in open spaces

  • From today, it is only mandatory to wear a mask in closed spaces and in public transport

Italy this Monday eliminated the obligation to carry face mask in open spaces, a day in which, in addition, all regions of the country are classified as “white areas”, the one with the lowest epidemiological risk and with the only restriction of wearing a mask in closed spaces.

“Today is a good day because our entire country can afford a little more freedom, but we have to continue down the path of prudence and caution because we have not won the battle yet; the virus is still circulating significantly,” he said. the Italian Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza.

From today, it is only mandatory to wear a mask in closed spaces and in public transport, although the recommendation to respect the measures of caution like hand washing, distance safety gear and mask when this distance cannot be respected.

White areas

The Aosta Valley (north) was the last region that still remained in the “yellow zone”, with some more restrictions, but from this Monday it has also entered the “white zone”, so that all of Italy is now in the situation of lower epidemiological risk according to the color classification established by the Italian Government.

The minister also warned of the new variants and noted that Italy is attentive to “what is happening in other European countries and the world.” The delta variant represents 16.8% of cases in the country, according to the latest data from the Italian Higher Institute of Health.

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The health situation has improved notably in recent days in Italy, which this past Sunday registered 14 deaths and 782 new infections, a figure that remains at the levels of last September and that represents a decrease of about 100 cases compared to a week ago.

Regarding the vaccination campaign, 17.78 million people have already completed the schedule, 32.94% of the total population over 12 years of age, while a total of 49,890,945 doses have been injected.

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