The authorities of the city of Rome imposed the mandatory use of a mask in open spaces from 10:00 am this Saturday. The regulation affects busy areas and, above all, the main shopping streets of the Italian capital.
The ordinance, signed by the mayor Roberto Gualtieri, foresees that the measure will be in force until midnight on Friday, December 31. Only those who are children under 6 years of age, people with disabilities and those who carry out sports activities.
The municipal regulation is added to the general of the Italian government that imposes the use of a mask in spaces where crowds, markets, fairs, exhibitions and any other event with an influx of public can occur.
“The mask is a fundamental tool for infection prevention. That is why we have made it mandatory outdoors in the areas identified by the Police Headquarters and subject to gauging measures, but also in all other shopping streets and meeting places where the high influx of people makes it necessary to always wear it to avoid the possibility of being in contact with other people without this protection ”, explained the Roman mayor.
Anti-vaccine leader, sorry
This week, Lorenzo Damiano, ‘leader’ of the anti-vaccine movement against COVID-19 in Italy, He contracted the disease and, admitted to a hospital, he was sorry for not being vaccinated and asked the population to “follow science”, which “cures and saves.”
“Clearly my vision has changed, I’m ready to tell the world how important it is collectively follow science, the one that heals and saves you”Said the leader of the anti-vaccines, a movement known as No Vax in Italy.
According to information collected by the news agency Adnkronos, Damiano was discharged from hospital on Thursday and guaranteed that, as soon as possible, he will be vaccinated. “Get this vaccine because it saves your life”he insisted, remarking thate The immunizer has to be “shared” around the world.
Finally, he thanked the doctors and health workers at the hospital where he was admitted, Vittorio Veneto, for treating him. “They have been wonderful”, he claimed
Italy started last Wednesday to administer the booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to those over 18 years of age. 87.4% of Italians over 12 years old have at least one dose, while the 84.5 percent have the complete vaccination schedule against the disease, according to data from the Italian Ministry of Health.
This Saturday, Italy has reported 16,632 new infections in the last 24 hours and 75 deaths. In the last 24 hours, 636,592 tests have been carried out with a positive rate of 2.6 percent.
The country has detected more than 5 million infections since the start of the pandemic and some 134,000 deaths.
With information from EuropaPress