From Thursday, December 16 to January 31, entry into Italy will be possible only passively calendar Antigen testing is carried out no later than 24 hours before transit the border Or a molecular test performed 48 hours in advance. According to the decree of the Italian Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, the validity of the antigen test has been reduced by half.
Non-vaccinated people from EU countries will have to make a five-day trip agricultural quarantineAnd visitors from outside Europe on a ten-day trip.
It is forbidden to enter Italy for some travelers
The Italian border cannot be crossed by people who have resided in one of eight African countries in the last 14 days: Malawi, South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Eswatini.
The Minister of Health explains that he has taken the above decisions to stop the spread of infection with the omicron variant in Italy.
World Health Organization: Omicron is present in 77 countries
The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said during a press conference that although official data indicate that the omicron variant is present in 77 countries, he sees that diversity already exists all over the world, even if it is not yet. Found.
He also appealed to the head of the World Health Organization not to underestimate the Omicron. – Moves at a speed not seen with previous variants. We are concerned that people view the omicron as a benign variant. He added that even if it did not cause a dangerous course of the disease, a large number of infections could again overwhelm those who are not prepared for this health care system.
The World Health Organization urges, in addition to vaccinations, to continue to maintain the principles of social distancing and the wearing of masks.
Globally, 5,310,000 people have died from COVID-19 so far, and the total number of infections is 271 million. This data is provided by scientists from the US Johns Hopkins University, who are monitoring the epidemic.
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