The curfew will be lifted on Monday in Val Aosta, the last region of Italy where it was still in power to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza announced in a statement today.
On the same day, masks will no longer be mandatory in open spaces in Italy, except in crowded places.
The curfew, which was still in effect from midnight until 05:00, will be lifted in the mountainous and French-speaking region of Valle Aosta, in the northwest, which also puts an end to restrictions on visits to a friend’s or relative’s home, until now limited to four adults, not counting minors.
“With the decree I just signed, the whole of Italy will be whitewashed from Monday. This is an encouraging result, but we must be careful “, wrote Speranza on Facebook, reports ATSh.
“The battle has not been won yet,” he added, referring to the more contagious variants of the virus.
The first country in Europe to experience an outbreak of COVID-19 in the first quarter of 2020, Italy is one of the countries most affected by the pandemic, with more than 4.25 million infections and 127,418 deaths. of which 56 during the last 24 hours.
The figures have improved significantly recently, thanks to vaccination.