, Dec 4 () –
The authorities of the city of Rome have imposed the mandatory use of a mask in open spaces from 10:00 am this Saturday. The regulation affects busy areas and, above all, the main shopping streets of the Italian capital.
The ordinance, signed by Mayor Roberto Gualtieri, provides that the measure will be in effect until midnight on Friday, December 31. Only those under 6 years of age, people with disabilities and those who carry out sports activities are excluded from this obligation.
The municipal regulation is added to the general one of the Italian Government that imposes the use of a mask in spaces where crowds, markets, fairs, exhibitions and any other event with an influx of public can occur.
“The mask is a fundamental tool for the prevention of infections. That is why we have made it mandatory outdoors in the areas identified by the Police Headquarters and subject to gauging measures, but also in all other shopping streets and meeting places where the high influx of people makes it necessary to always wear it to avoid the possibility of being in contact with other people without this protection “, explained the Roman mayor.
This Saturday, Italy has reported 16,632 new infections in the last 24 hours and 75 deaths. In the last 24 hours, 636,592 tests have been carried out with a positive rate of 2.6 percent.