Due to the rapid increase in cases in the country in recent weeks, the council of ministers convened in the evening under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mario Draghi evaluated the new measures to be taken in line with the recommendations of the experts.
In the statement made by the Italian Prime Ministry, it was reported that the council of ministers adopted a new decree that tightens the pandemic measures in order to prevent the spread of the pandemic and to ensure the safe continuation of social and economic activities.
Accordingly, the protest rally, all kinds of celebration events, dance halls and discotheques, where crowds may occur, including in open areas, have been suspended until January 31, 2022.
The use of “Ffp2” masks has been made mandatory in theatres, cinemas, concerts, venues with live music, collective events and sports competitions.
In line with the decree, the consumption of all kinds of food and beverages in theatres, cinemas, sports events and indoor areas is also prohibited.
The validity period of the vaccination certificate is reduced to 6 months.
With this decree, the validity period of the “Super Green Pass” document, which can be obtained by those who have been vaccinated in the country during the summer months or who have recently caught Covid-19, has been reduced from 9 months to 6 months as of February 1, 2022.
The coverage area of the Super Green Pass certificate was also expanded and it became a requirement for entrances to places such as museums, exhibitions, sports halls, cafe-bars, theme and amusement parks, social centers, betting and gaming halls and dining halls.
With this decree, the government will also tighten border controls at the entrances to the country. Security forces at airports, ports and border gates were also authorized to conduct random antigen or molecular tests. People with positive test results will be quarantined for 10 days.
44,595 cases detected in the last 24 hours in the country became the highest number of daily cases recorded since February 2020, when the pandemic began.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the number of people who lost their lives in Italy increased to 136,245.