On December 3rd local time, Italian Prime Minister Conte held a press conference and announced the next phase of epidemic prevention and control measures to be implemented.
Conte said that Italy’s current hierarchical prevention and control policy has worked. While avoiding a comprehensive blockade, it has successfully curbed the spread of the epidemic. At present, the number of effective virus infections nationwide in Italy has dropped to 0.91. Therefore, the government will continue to implement hierarchical prevention and control, and continue to continue from 22 a.m. every night to 5 a.m. the next day. National curfew.
Regarding the upcoming New Year’s holiday, Conte stressed that relaxing vigilance may lead to a third outbreak. To this end, the government will implement further restrictions from December 21 to January 6 next year, prohibiting people from traveling across regions except for necessary reasons such as work and health and returning to their places of residences and residences. December 2 On the 5th, 26th and January 1, 2021, non-essential cross-mune travel is prohibited, during which people entering Italy must be quarantined and observed.
Other measures include that ski resorts will be closed to the public until January 6 next year, and cruise operations in Italy will be suspended; stores will be open until 21:00 until January 15, shopping malls will be closed on weekends and holidays, canteen services will be available in low-risk areas from 5 to 18:00, and hotels and hotels are It is usually open, but only room service will be provided on December 31 to prohibit New Year’s Eve dinners.
Conte said that the government strongly recommends that people avoid visiting relatives and friends and spend the holiday at home as much as possible. “This will be a different holiday from the past. We need to wait for the implementation of the vaccination program and the arrival of therapeutic drugs.”