MADRID, Feb. 23 (Royals Blue) –
The Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, has announced that the country’s government intends “not to extend the state of alarm beyond March 31”, after two years in force, with which, among other measures, the Mandatory use of a mask outdoors.
“The epidemiological situation improves markedly, thanks to the success of the vaccination campaign, and offers us margins to eliminate restrictions on the lives of citizens and companies,” explained the Prime Minister.
Thus, together with the lifting of the mandatory use of a mask outdoors, in Italy the system of risk areas will no longer be implemented, schools will remain open and the elimination of the vaccination certificate will be advocated, according to the news agency Adnkronos.
“We will continue to carefully monitor the pandemic situation, ready to intervene in the event of a resurgence, but our goal is to reopen fully, as soon as possible,” Draghi said.
The Italian authorities decreed a state of alarm almost two years ago in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus and the subsequent health emergency.
Italy accumulates more than 12.6 million coronavirus infections, a figure that has increased in recent weeks due to a wave of infections that has left up to 200,000 daily infections.
Likewise, more than 154,000 deaths have been reported due to the virus, while almost 80 percent of the population has the complete vaccination schedule and more than 62 percent of Italians already have the booster dose.