Covid and infections in Bergamo, mandatory outdoor mask in the center starting from Saturday 27 November and until 1 January. This is what was decided by the mayor Giorgio Gori, who today signed the order. Remain in the white zone and not frustrate the efforts made so far to contain the pandemic, prevent the scenarios that are occurring in many European countries: with this explicit objective, Bergamo therefore introduces the obligation in the most crowded and popular places in the city, from Corsarola in Piazza Matteotti. The decision was weighed by the mayor in agreement with the prefect Enrico Ricci and after consulting the trade associations, in line with the measures taken yesterday by the government and in line with that of several other first citizens of our country. In the past few hours, similar measures have also been announced in cities such as Milan, Padua, Florence, Aosta. The order was signed late in the morning today. “Obligation to wear a mask in Bergamo in the Christmas shopping streets, in the most popular places and in the markets, from Saturday to December 31 – wrote Gori on Twitter -. We are in the white zone and we want to stay there, to avoid limitations of our freedom and closures. that would damage economic activities “. Currently, masks are mandatory outdoors only starting from the yellow zone – even if the rules also foreseen for the white zone give the possibility to foresee the obligation to wear the personal protective equipment if it is not possible to guarantee the spacing -, the first epidemiological risk band after the white one, but the Mayors’ decision aims to avoid a further increase in infections, especially in anticipation of particular crowds (such as Christmas markets, Christmas shopping streets, etc.) in the coming weeks. Infections in Bergamo are slowly but steadily growing, although the situation is still under control and, indeed, one of the best in Italy: in recent days the incidence has gone from 26 to 57 infected per 100 thousand inhabitants and 43 people are currently hospitalized at the Papa Giovanni hospital.The list of city streets in which the obligation to wear an outdoor mask is introduced, starting from Saturday 27 November, every day from 10 to 22, includes both places in Bergamo Alta and of Lower Bergamo. Here they are: piazzale degli Alpini, viale Papa Giovanni XXIII, viale Roma, Galleria Fanzago, Largo Porta Nuova, Sentierone, via XX Settembre, via Tiraboschi, piazza Pontida, largo Rezzara, via Borfuro, via Sant’Orsola, via Sant’Alessandro (in the stretch between Largo Rezzara and via Garibaldi), via Tasso, via Pignolo low, piazzetta Santo Spirito, piazza Matteotti, Piazza Cavour, piazza Vittorio Veneto, passage Zeduri, passage Bruni, square in front of the lower station of the Funicular, piazza Mercato delle Scarpe, via Gombito and via Colleoni (Corsarola), piazza Mascheroni, piazza Cittadella, largo Colle Aperto, piazza Vecchia. On New Year’s Eve the obligation extends until 2am the following day. Not only that: the obligation to use the mask outdoors also extends to the markets of the city. The local police are in charge of carrying out the checks: any penalties for non-compliance with the new measures range from 400 to 3,000 euros.