It is true the infections are rising but to date: “There are no conditions to return to the lockdown”. The Extraordinary Commissioner for the health emergency Domenico Arcuri said this half an hour longer on Rai3, according to which “we need to become aware and take on the necessary increase in responsibility” bearing in mind that “March 31 there were 4,023 patients in intensive care, yesterday 390 ”.
This is “the sign of the response that the system has given to the epidemic and denying it means that we are poorly informed” added the commissioner who also spoke of 5 million rapid tests that will be purchased within the next 10 days.
“Yesterday we closed the tender to acquire 5 million antigenic rapid tests. 39 companies have responded to the request for offer, we have over 100 million antigen tests potentially in position to be acquired. We will need a week, ten days and we will acquire them. The rapid antigenic tests will be distributed by the government not only in airports, we will also make them available to general practitioners ”.
The government towards the close
Meanwhile, the government could launch the Dpcm with the new virus containment measures already at the beginning of the week, perhaps on Tuesday. Clear indications would have emerged from the emergency meeting convened by the Scientific Technical Committee. According to rumors, with the new anti-Covid Dpcm the use of smart working in the public administration will increase and there will be restrictions for private parties (even at home), soccer, other contact sports, rallies and similar events.
In the last few hours, the Minister of Education Lucia Azzolina has denied restrictive measures also for the school but explained that the use of rapid tests is being evaluated: “There is no hypothesis of restrictive measures for schools. The government has not discussed it at all and is rather evaluating the use of rapid tests also for schools, as I have been asking for some time ”.
According to Azzolina: “The data confirm that schools are much safer places than others, there are also very stringent rules that students and staff are respecting with a great sense of responsibility”. According to the minister, the origin of the infections is often extra-school.
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