Umbria is now a white zone along with Veneto, Abruzzo and Liguria

White Zone for Abruzzo, Liguria, Umbria and Veneto

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Abruzzo, Liguria, Umbria and Veneto pass into the white zone from Monday 7th June. This is in addition to Friuli Venezia Giulia, Molise and Sardinia, which passed to the lowest risk band on June 1st.

The Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, will sign the ordinance on the new colours within the day. The decision was made, as usual, on the basis of collected data and indications. The trend of the epidemiological curve is promising.

As pointed out by the President of the higher institute of health, Silvio Brusaferro,”the incidence has dropped to 32 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, with all regions below 50. The 50 cases below 100,000 inhabitants are the threshold below which it is possible to trace contacts”.

The regions in the red, orange and yellow zones

Currently no region, or autonomous province is in the orange or red zone.

The regions in the yellow zone

Lombardy, Lazio, Piedmont, Puglia, Emilio-Romagna, the province of Trento, Sicily, Marche, Tuscany, the province of Bolzano, Calabria, Basilicata Campania, and Valle d’Aosta are in the yellow zone.

The calendar for the entry of the regions in the white zone

On June 1st, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Molise and Sardinia entered the white zone.

Monday 7th, all activities in Abruzzo, Liguria, Umbria and Veneto should reopen.

From 14th June, Lombardy, Lazio, Piedmont, Puglia, Emilia-Romagna, and the province of Trento (who have good data for this week) could also move into the white zone.

According to forecasts, Sicily, Marche, Tuscany, the province of Bolzano, Calabria, Basilicata and Campania may have to wait until 21st June.

On June 28th, presumably, the Aosta valley will be the last to enter the white zone.

The rules of the white zone

Entry into the white zone brings a return to normal life and the farewell to curfew. This takes place after three weeks with a weekly incidence of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants.

According to the protocols signed between the regions and government, the only obligation expected relates “to the use of masks (both indoors and outdoors)”.

The resumption of activities

In the white zone all activities can resume; even those that in the yellow zone were subject to limitations or closures.

Amusement arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls and casinos reopen as well as cultural, community and leisure centres. The restart of all these activities in the yellow zone was scheduled for July 1st.

In the white zone, predictions are there will be the go-ahead for parties (including receptions for weddings and baptisms), but the green pass is mandatory for guests. In the yellow zone, banquets can resume from June 15th.

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