Italy will soon announce the lifting of restrictions on coronavirus, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Wednesday, as the number of cases of infection has begun to decline.
Italy registered more than 147,000 victims of coronavirus and 11.23 million cases of infection from the pandemic outbreak two years ago.
Many restrictions, including those on transportation and restaurants have already been eased for those vaccinated, while severe restrictions continue to apply to those who are not immunized.
Mask placement is mandatory outdoors.
“In the coming weeks we will continue this path of reopening. “Based on scientific data, we will announce the deadlines for lifting the current restrictions,” Draghi said, according to a statement issued by his office.
The state vaccination campaign is considered successful, as more than 80 percent of people have received two doses, and more than 57 percent have received a booster dose.
Draghi has said that the deadline for the vaccine passport – which indicates that someone has been vaccinated, or has recovered from the disease – will not expire for those who have received the third dose.
The vaccine passport is required to participate in most activities in this state.
The government took the decision on Wednesday to ease the quarantine measure for students who are vaccinated.