State of Emergency for Covid-19 outbreak in Italy extended until the end of the year

State of Emergency for Covid-19 outbreak in Italy extended until the end of the year

The coalition government led by Mario Draghi in Italy extended the state of emergency (OHAL) application for the new type of corona virus (Covid-19) epidemic in the country until December 31, 2021.

Due to the increase in the number of cases caused by the Delta variant, which is the more contagious type of Covid-19, in the country, the government determined the framework of the “Green Pass” document, known as the vaccination certificate, and took some new measures for the epidemic.

Prime Minister Draghi shared the details of the new decree law approved by the Council of Ministers at the press conference he held at the Prime Ministry.

Referring to the “Green Transition” document, which is foreseen for those who have had vaccinations or Covid-19, Draghi said, “The Italian economy is doing well, is recovering and Italy is growing faster than other European countries, but the Delta variant is a serious threat. The ‘Green Transition’ is not an arbitrary practice. “It is a condition for keeping economic activities open. It is a peaceful measure.” said.

The Italian Prime Minister stated that half of the Italians completed their vaccination by taking two doses at the same time.

Drawing attention to the importance of vaccination in the fight against the epidemic and urging those who are not yet vaccinated to be vaccinated, Draghi said, “Not vaccinated means death. It means going back to the past.” he said.

Draghi said that they will do everything, including vaccination, so that face-to-face education can start with everyone’s participation in schools.

Noting that discotheques will remain closed for a while due to increasing cases, Draghi stated that there is full compliance in the cabinet on the regulation of the damages of discotheques.


According to the decree approved by the Council of Ministers today, the state of emergency (OHAL) imposed in the country against the epidemic and will expire at the end of the month has been extended until December 31, 2021.

Accordingly, a “Green Pass” certificate will be issued in the country for 9 months for those who have had at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine and 6 months for those who have had Covid-19. In addition, the duration of the “Green Pass” document will be 48 hours for those who have a molecular or rapid Covid-19 test.

The aforementioned “Green Pass” document will be applied to the interiors of places such as restaurants and cafes, from theaters to cinemas, public performances, sports events (competitions, competitions) and museums, swimming pools, sports halls, festivals, fairs, thermal centers as of 6 August. will be required for entrances to thematic amusement parks and betting halls.

In the meantime, it has been reported that people and venue owners who enter without verifying the “Green Pass” document will be fined 400 to 1000 euros, and that if this violation is repeated three times, the venue will be closed for 1 day to 10 days.

The decree also determined new criteria in the application, which evaluates regions in different color categories according to the increase in cases since last November in the country. From now on, the occupancy rate of the hospitals in the regions will be the main criterion, not the increase in cases, in determining the color categories of the regions.

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