“Campania has decided to maintain the obligation of the mask because in the region we have one of the national outbreaks of the Delta variant. The other, more consistent, is in Lombardy”. The governor of Campania, Vincenzo De Luca, thus explains the ordinance that provides for the obligation to wear a mask outdoors until 31 July. “The difference in Campania compared to national measures is that national decrees oblige you to keep the mask in fairs, supermarkets, indoor shops, on means of transport. We have added only one thing, it is mandatory to keep it when you go to the street “, he says highlighting the differences with respect to the national ordinance in force since June 28. De Luca’s decision becomes a political issue, on which Matteo Salvini turns the spotlight. “Why is Campania the only Italian region that, in spite of science and the law, requires outdoor masks? They are a damage to the economy and health of Campania citizens. It is inexplicable,” says the leader of the Lega. Read also The topic is also debated by virologists and epidemiologists. “It is a dangerous decision that in my opinion creates a very serious precedent on the health aspect, because it is evident that it is not possible that today one maintains it because then what happens tomorrow? Which one leverages it when the rest of the country puts it? “, Says Matteo Bassetti, head of infectious diseases at the San Martino hospital in Genoa, comments at Adnkronos Health.” If Campania is an Italian region, and until proven otherwise I it seems that it is – he observes – I don’t see why a different decision should be taken than the one that was taken in the rest of the country. Moreover – underlines the expert – it does not seem to me that there are particular data from the Campania Region that justify the imposition of the mask. If Campania were full of Delta variant, had cases continue to rise, then it might make sense. But today with these data it becomes an anachronistic and senseless stance, and objectively unsustainable and against the rest of the country as well. “” De Luca is a supporter of my fashion of tanning with a mask, but I say: let’s do it on a national level . These variations on the theme create agitation “, says Fabrizio Pregliasco, professor at the State University of Milan, at Adnkronos Salute.” Better with than without – says Pregliasco – but I realize the objective difficulty in some situations and the difficulty of asserting formally a difficult obligation and which at this stage, at least for now in fluid and fast terms, can be neglected in the hope that there will still be a responsible use of the mask as if it were a pair of sunglasses “.
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