From Monday, several counties will transition to a yellow epidemic, mask-wearing will be mandatory in public, and nursing home residents will not be allowed to leave institutions.

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The northeastern province of Veneto will tighten epidemiological restrictions from midnight Friday, and precautionary measures will be lifted in other regions from Monday. These holidays may already be valid for more than half of Italy, according to an order issued by the Health Ministry on Friday.

The governor of Veneto, Luca Zaia, has announced that it will again be necessary to wear a mask for anyone over six years old from midnight. Requirements for regular testing for health care workers and nursing homes have been reduced from the previous deadline of ten days to four days.

Residents of nursing homes are no longer allowed to leave the institution, and residents, patients, and residents of hospitals and other healthcare facilities can only receive one visitor at a time.

According to Luca Zaya, although she cannot force anyone to do this, she advises relatives and friends to test themselves before they gather at each other’s homes on holidays.

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The regions of Veneto, Liguria, the Marche Province and the Province of Trento will move to the so-called yellow epidemic from Monday, which means, among other things, the mandatory use of outdoor masks or the fact that only four people can be. Sitting at the same table. Previously, the regions of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Calabria and Bolzano were at the same stage of the epidemic. The restrictions apply to 12 million people in six regions and two provinces.

Alessio D’Amato, the health advisor in Lazio in central Italy, announced that the province could move to the yellow division along with Lombardy and Emilia Romagna on December 27.

The Friuli-Venezia Giulia district could move directly to the orange zone due to the increased workload in the Covid departments, in which case those who have not been vaccinated can leave their municipality for work or other force majeure reasons.

More than 28,000 new patients were screened in more than 669,000 tests in the past day, according to data from the Romanian Ministry of Health Friday night. Within twenty-four hours, 120 patients had died. The number of patients identified per day has increased by 8,000 in the past three days.

On Friday, 550,000 doses of the vaccine were administered, of which about 480,000 were booster doses, and more than 14,000 children between the ages of 5 and 11 were vaccinated.


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