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Green pass, curfew and Covid-free islands: measures for the summer

Byeditorial

May 6, 2021

Government at work for a Covid free summer with the green pass for travel, the easing of the curfew and the smaller islands immunized in order to encourage tourism. The vaccination plan for the smaller islands with Capraia and the Aeolian Islands will start from Friday 7 May, as established during the meeting that took place today between the government, the National Association of Minor Island Municipalities and the Mayors of the minor island municipalities, the extraordinary Commissioner to the Covid emergency Francesco Paolo Figliuolo and the Head of Civil Protection Fabrizio Curcio. Read also Covid, vaccinations in the islands: starting on Friday with Capraia and Aeolian Islands The planning for the smaller islands, the commissioner said, had been started on March 19, with the preparation of a prudential plan intended to program effective intervention measures for isolated areas and smaller islands, difficult to reach and equipped with minimal health facilities. The preparation of the plan was followed by periodic discussions in the name of collaboration with the ANCIM, aimed at agreeing on ways and times of action. The possibility of implementing the plan already prepared, underlines the commissioner structure led by Figliuolo, arises from the progress of the vaccination campaign, for which “the need to secure the elderly and the frail is reiterated, and from the introduction of a mono-administration product in national vaccination availability “. “The vaccination program for the smaller islands will make use of an effective logistical-operational device and will focus on the mass vaccination of the individual islands, to reduce the number of trips required for the transfer of vaccines and health facilities for administration – explains a note. – Islands where major health facilities are present, or hospitals – and which are easily connected to the mainland, for which the general criteria of the national plan must apply “are to be considered excluded from this type of solution. Instead, the curfew continues to be discussed. Make it slip, at 11pm or even midnight, eliminate it or leave it at 10pm? Curfew remains a hot topic. Right now it remains in force from 10pm to 5am, a time when you cannot go out except for reasons of health, work or necessity. But the desire to change things has been going on for some time and has intensified with the approval of the reopening decree. “When we have data that support” the choice “to permanently lift the curfew we will do it immediately” because the curfew “is not a political issue, it is a question of analyzing the effects of the restrictive measures” taken to manage the pandemic, said at the end of the day the Minister of Agriculture, Stefano Patuanelli, at Porta a Porta. A possible relaxation of the curfew at 10 pm will be evaluated “with the data of May 17 because the data of May 10 are too close to the reopening of April 26” but “there is a lot of media buzz about the curfew” compared to the shift “from 10 pm to 23 and if we had moved it to 11 pm the League would have asked for 24, if we had done so at 24 the League would have asked to remove it “, he underlines.” The Regions have proposed to extend the curfew at 11 pm so as to allow the evening. We must also look at those activities that are still closed to move towards a process of reopening in safety. I am thinking of gyms, the wedding sector … “, yesterday morning the governor of Friuli Venezia Giulia and president of the Conference of Regions Massimiliano Fedriga. “This positive work of securing and returning to normality has been going on for a whole month. If the data continue to be positive, raging with closures, bans, fines and curfews would not have a concrete reason but only an ideological reason “, said Matteo Salvini, leader of the Lega.Green Pass” The time has come to book your holidays in Italy and, of course, we can’t wait to welcome you again “, said Prime Minister Mario Draghi speaking, alongside Minister Massimo Garavaglia, at the press conference on the outcome of the G20 Tourism meeting. And announcing a big news: Italy, like Greece, will play ahead of Europe for the green pass, the certificate that allows those who have completed the vaccination cycle, recovered from Covid or in possession of a negative swab performed within 48 hours before departure, to move freely. From mid-May it will be a reality in our country, from the second half of June throughout Europe. For now, the rule applies only between regions, but the goal is to open the country to foreign vacationers. To do this, technically, government sources explain to Adnkronos, a new ordinance by Health Minister Roberto Speranza will have to be passed. The latest, issued on 30 April, will expire on 15 May, the new one – it is explained – will allow a ‘gradual relaxation’, with the result of avoiding the 5-day quarantine for those arriving in Italy from Europe, in fact a thorn in the side for a sector that, more than others, has been affected by the pandemic, that of tourism. From now to May 15, of course, the Ministry of Health will also be engaged on this front: there are, for example, the requirements for the type of tampon required to be aligned but also, as Palazzo Chigi explains, to narrow the field for those countries. where infections are still running or vaccinations have not reached levels that allow us to let our guard down.