Rome: The Italian authorities just isn’t contemplating new lockdown to curb coronavirus infections, Well being Minister Roberto Speranza stated in a newspaper interview on Sunday, regardless of a gradual rise in new circumstances over the previous month.
Italy, considered one of Europe`s worst-hit nations with greater than 35,000 deaths, on Saturday reported 1,071 new coronavirus infections, exceeding 1,000 circumstances in a day for the primary time because the authorities eased its inflexible lockdown measures in Could.
“We won’t have a brand new lockdown,” Speranza advised every day newspaper La Stampa, saying the present state of affairs can’t be in comparison with February and March when the illness was spreading uncontrolled and it was troublesome to trace and isolate contaminated folks.
“I’m optimistic, though prudent. Our nationwide well being service has turn out to be a lot stronger.”
Speranza added that Italy has doubled the variety of beds in intensive care models.
The variety of new infections stays significantly decrease than these registered in Spain and France and every day dying tolls are low.
In a separate interview with newspaper Corriere della Sera, Well being Undersecretary Sandra Zampa stated she was satisfied Italy wouldn’t impose a nationwide lockdown however didn’t rule out restrictions on territories the place there are spikes in an infection numbers.