The Easing of Lockdown from May 4th

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PM Conte started his speech at the Senate this afternoon at 3 pm by saying that Italy’s gradual reopening will be “homogenous” throughout the country.

In his speech to the Senate that was filled with buoyant words like victory, winners, future and optimism PM Conte addressed the future easing of lockdown starting May 4th. Thirty minutes into his talk, when PM addressed the much needed support of the opposition (an allusion to we are all in this together) the Senate went wild and for a minute it seemed we were watching AC Roma against Lazio football match. So much so, that the head of the Senate who was wearing a flashing red mask had to intervene with “Un po’ di rispetto, per favore” (“Respect, please”) a couple of times.

“I wish I could promise to open everything immediately. But this kind of decisions would be irresponsible.”  Conte told the Senate.

Conte said the easing of restrictions would happen on the basis of a thorough study and scientific data and not to “satisfy a part of public opinion or to satisfy the requests of some production categories, individual companies or specific regions”.

“The easing brings with it the real risk of a decided increase in the contagion curve and we must be prepared to contain this ascent to the minimum levels, so that the risk of contagion is ‘tolerable’,” he added. PM reminded everyone that an App controlling the contagion curve will be introduced in the second phase, but those not using it will not be sanctioned.

By the end of this week, we are to expect a new decree with clear updates on what to look forward to in the upcoming weeks.

In the local news, our region’s governor Fedriga has been saying for a while now in his daily interviews that there is a strong probability that some local businesses (especially those connected with export) might reopen before May 4th deadline. He told Telequattro (FVG’s news channel) that if not allowed to open now, some businesses might not be able to reopen at all.

By In Trieste

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