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Italy introduced the mandatory wearing of masks on the street

ROME 23 Dec Italy is mandating the wearing of a medical mask on the streets and necessitating the use of the FFP2 respirator in public transport, cinema, theaters and stadiums, Health Minister Roberto Speranza announced. Earlier on Thursday, the Italian Council of Ministers unanimously adopted a new decree tightening Coronavirus infection, the provisions of which Speranza explained at a press conference. First of all, the minister said, the decree implies a reduction in the validity period of the electronic green pass certificate from the current nine months to six. also shortening the time for the 4th dose, which is reduced to four months, “he said.” Masks are becoming mandatory outdoors and we are introducing the requirement to use the FFP2 mask in some locations such as transportation, urban and long-distance travel, cinemas , theaters, museums, during sporting events are closed x premises, as well as in stadiums. Food is prohibited in these premises, “Speranza said. The WHO gave a forecast on the further development of the coronavirus According to him, the so-called “holiday” decree aims to respond to the increase in infections caused by the arrival of the omicron strain. The minister also announced the extension of the “enhanced” green pass to museums, exhibitions and theme parks , when it was previously possible to get in during the coronavirus test. To these places, as the Council of Ministers added, pools and gyms, gambling establishments, thermal spas are added. The new provisions of the decree also changed the order of visiting bars and restaurants. Now, in order to drink coffee at the counter, the visitor will need a super green pass – that is, the usual rapid infection test, which entitles you to a “basic” certificate, will not be enough. Another measure will be a ban on mass celebrations and concerts in the open air until January 31st. On Thursday, Italy recorded an absolute record for COVID-19 infections, with an increase of 44,595 cases per day. the daily increase was previously 40.9 thousand and was registered in November last year. The mask regime in the open air, introduced in October last year, was finally canceled at the end of June. Masks remain mandatory in closed rooms, in public transport and in crowded places. In some regions, the mask regime has already returned after the orders of the local authorities.


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