December 8 According to the European Union News Agency quoted by the European Network, the Italian Ministry of Civil Defense reported 13,720 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on the 7th, with a total of 1742,557 confirmed cases, 528 new deaths and a total of 60,606 deaths.
On the same day, Italian Interior Minister La Morgesse left the meeting because he received a notice of confirmed coronavirus. Officials with whom they have close contact announced that they are staying at home and working in isolation.
Italian Interior Minister diagnosed with COVID-19
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Justice declared quarantine.
The Press Office of the Prime Minister’s Office of Italy said that when Italian Interior Minister Lamorgesse attended the government cabinet meeting on the 7th, he received a notice from the health department that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Lamorgese immediately announced his withdrawal from the venue and began to work in isolation at home.
At present, La Morgese is asymptomatic and in basically good health, and is awaiting further reexamination results.
As a result, the government cabinet meeting held on the morning of the same day will be held by video on the morning of the 8th. After the adjourning of the cabinet meeting, Foreign Minister Dimayor and Minister of Justice Bona Feder, who were sitting near Lamorgese, announced after the meeting that they would work at home in isolation in accordance with the epidemic prevention rules.
Sources from the Prime Minister’s Office said that the meeting room of the Prime Minister’s Office was subsequently disinfected, and cabinet members attending the government cabinet meeting, as well as the staff participating in the meeting, were re-examined for the virus after the meeting.
Italy updates immigration rules
Legal immigrants can get free vaccination.
In order to prevent and control the epidemic, on December 7th local time, in accordance with the EU tourism recommendations, Italy updated the rules for the entry of tourists again, and stipulated that EU citizens and foreign citizens legally resident in EU member states must be tested for the virus in advance when entering Italy from December 11.
According to the pre-updated entry control rules, Italy divides inbound passengers from various countries into six categories: A-F. Following the update of the rules governing the entry of Italy, the list of countries prohibited from entering Italy in category F has been deleted. In the future, passengers from any country can enter Italy with legal procedures. The list of EU epidemic safety countries in category B will be cancelled from December 10, and all inbound passengers from EU member states will be treated as Category C.
Among them, from December 10, all EU member states, Switzerland and Norway are classified as Class C countries. They must be tested for the virus within 48 hours before entering Italy, and there is no need to quarantine after entering Italy, but they must notify the local health department and fill in a self-declaration. Persons who have been in or transit in a Category C country for the past 14 days from 21 December to 6 January do not need to be tested for entry, but must be quarantined for 14 days.
Tourists from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Rwanda, Thailand, Uruguay and other places in category D can be allowed to travel to Italy in the future, subject to 14 days of home quarantine.
On the same day, Acuri, director of Italy’s National Coronavirus Emergency Response Committee, said that if the approval of the EU emergency application authorization for the novel coronavirus vaccine progresses smoothly, Italy will receive more than 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the next 15 months, and everyone will be able to be vaccinated by September 2021.
He stressed that all legal immigrants living in Italy will enjoy the same social benefits as Italian citizens, including the right to health and vaccination, and receive free vaccination against the novel coronavirus on a voluntary basis.