Italy starts again with the decree signed by Prime Minister Conte but with prudence and graduality to avoid a recovery of the infections. Today public construction sites and companies devoted to exports reopen, but the real phase 2 will start on May 4, with greater freedom of movement in compliance with the safety protocols. Only then will most of the production activities reopen, but the shops will have to wait for May 18th, hairdressers and beauticians the beginning of June.
But there is no lack of controversy. The knot of schools but also that of second homes or the question of masses, there are several points on which criticisms come from the measures put in place by the government for phase two. Doubts from the governors but also from Iv who speaks of ‘little courage’ on the part of the executive.
In Veneto, a new ordinance now permits motor activity throughout the territory of the municipality of residence and is allowed to move to the second houses or boats.
For phase 2 “we still have to try to file a lot of rules,” said the President of the Lombardy Region Attilio Fontana, commenting on the new government measure. For Fontana, interviewed by Centocittà, on Rai Radio 1, “we have not yet entered into the merits of some problems which, in my opinion, are absolutely fundamental, such as, for example, the mandatory use of masks or not, how will parents keep the shelter of children if they both work, all kindergartens and schools being closed and presumably also summer camps “.
On the masks – Fontana said again to SlyTg24 – “I would tend to reiterate the obligation“in a new regional ordinance” but it is clear that I would like to have guarantees from the Civil Protection on the supply of the masks for the whole population “. The current ordinance of the Region valid until May 3 provides for the obligation to cover nose and mouth” whenever there go outside the house. “
“About school and how families will organize themselves we are disappointed, we have not yet understood what is happening, we asked Minister Azzolina for a further meeting which I hope will happen this week, otherwise after the yellow card I take out the red card “. So Stefano Bonaccini, President of the Emilia-Romagna Region and the Conference of the Regions at 24Mattino by Simone Spetia and Maria Latella on Radio 24. “We understand that opening schools involves an obvious risk, but we want to understand with the government what the tools will be to support families and we need guidelines and resources to reopen the summer camps“added Bonaccini.
“The bishops are right about the masses: they should do it safely“. Enrico Rossi, president of the Tuscany Region wrote it on Facebook, commenting on the measures of the new Dpcm issued yesterday, and illustrated at the press conference by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.” I think it was possible right away – added Rossi – without wait for May 4, do more for individual outdoor physical activities, for children, for the elderly and for all of us. “Furthermore, the governor stressed,” if there is an obligation to wear masks, it is up to the State guarantee them and distribute them to citizens. Finally, the openings could have been graded region by region taking into account the epidemiological picture “.
The Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, in yesterday’s speech in which he illustrated the first measures for phase 2 did not clarify how “we will help families whose parents can go back to work and where there are small children“. This was underlined by the mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala, in the usual video on his social pages.” I would like to point out that in Milan there are 120 thousand families with children up to 14 years old. – he added – Here it is not clear how we will help them and that is very important “.
And even within the same government some critical voices arrive. “Who is the state to decide whether to go and find a cousin and not his fiancée? These rules are incomprehensible.” So the leader of Iv Matteo Renzi at Tgcom24 announcing: “I will have my say to Conte on Thursday in the Senate”. “This decree – he adds – is not that I can change it as senator: I would make a nice amendment. But why did the prime minister choose to make a Dpcm and not a decree law? If it were so we would change it but instead it is not so”.
“We honestly expected a more courageous operation: one could, one had to dare more,” says Iv Teresa Bellanova’s minister.
Criticisms also by Minister Bonetti. “The word check it was not pronounced during the press conference, but the word check is the fundamental figure and, from my point of view, essential for the management of this phase “. The Minister for Equal Opportunities and the Elena Bonetti Family said in a interview with Radio Inblu referring to the press conference of Prime Minister Conte The minister had also expressed doubts about the question of the masses.
“What happened to the Colao Plan for reopenings? Has the government ignored it? Weeks of task force meetings but no solution applied to places of worship, bars and restaurants, kindergartens and summer centers, second homes, shops. At risk rights and economic survival “, Iv Michele Anzaldi wrote on twitter.