Italians will no longer be required to present proof of vaccination, testing or coronavirus recovery to enter public spaces starting May 1, Health Minister Roberto Speranza announced on Thursday.
Starting April 1, the requirement will be lifted for outdoor locations. The color-coded risk system for regions of the country, which binds restrictions on biological status, will also be abolished, as will the requirement that workers 50 years of age and older must Vaccinated to go to work. Speranza also said that, starting April 30, masks will no longer be required indoors.
Meanwhile, the state of emergency that has been in place since the beginning of the pandemic will end on March 31. The country’s advisory scientific-technical committee on COVID-19 will then be scrapped. Speranza said that replacing the health ministry would set up an operations unit for the coronavirus.
Prime Minister Mario Draghi told a news conference that the government’s decisions “remove almost all the measures that have restricted our lives over the past months”.
Changes come even in the form of COVID-19 case numbers once again began to increase. However, ICU occupancy and mortality rates remain low.
Several countries, including France, Belgium and Greece have lifted COVID-19 restrictions recently. Germany is expected to soon announce an end to some of its public health measures.
Even as Draghi announced the lifting of restrictions, the prime minister praised the Green Pass system, which he called a “huge success” and credited it with helping to avoid an economic lockdown.
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