Obligatory mask outdoors in Rome and in other cities of Lazio. The President of the Region Nicola Zingaretti signed the ordinance that makes the obligation of the mask official to limit the contagion of cases which, following the spread of coronavirus, has seen a surge.
"Attention must be kept high above all in respect of social distancing", underlined after the daily conference on October 1, the regional health councilor Alessio D'Amato confirming today, together with the Governor of Lazio, the acceleration in the provision that , around 11 am on Friday 2 October, it was signed.
The mask will be mandatory throughout the day "without prejudice to the additional specific security measures provided for in the guidelines and sector protocols in force pursuant to the Ordinance no. 56/2020 and the national provisions in force", explains the Region in the document .
The obligation of outdoor masks "remains excluded for children under the age of six, for people with pathologies incompatible with the use of masks and during exercise and / or sports activity", says new order.
The measure aims precisely to contain the infections, which have risen in the region in recent days, and in particular concerns all those situations in which social distancing is not possible.
The introduction of the obligation to wear a mask arrived before the weekend, thus also containing possible infections in the nightlife areas where gatherings are easily created in front of the clubs and in some areas of Rome and other cities in the province.
After yesterday's data, it should be added, the RT contagion value (the data that estimates the spread of Covid-19) estimated this week is 1.09, i.e. above the limit threshold which is one.