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Monday 16 November 2020 11:11

Covid-19 in Italy: Next 7-10 days crucial, says health minister

Health minister calls on Italians to be realistic about Christmas.Italian health minister Roberto Speranza has said that "the next 7-10 days will be crucial" in Italy's battle against covid-19.Speranza, speaking in an interview with daily newspaper La Stampa today, said he remains "very cautious" but noted that the government's technical scientific committee "tells us the contagion curve is stabilising." "It is still early to say it but there are valid reasons to believe that the latest measures are starting to yield some results". Italy reports record 40,000 cases of covid-19 in 24 hours Speranza said that Italy's first covid-19 vaccines will be reserved for doctors, nurses and healthcare workers, adding that "for the real mass vaccinations we will have to wait until the second half of 2021." Addressing the question of Christmas holidays, the minister underlined that there are "still 40 days" until Christmas which "is a very long time from an epidemiological point of view.โ€ Covid-19: Italy's hospitals close to collapse say doctors and nurses Speranza said he understood the importance of the festive season for families but called on "all Italians to keep their feet firmly planted on the ground."

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Italian health minister Roberto Speranza has said that "the next 7-10 days will be crucial" in Italy's battle against
covid-19
. Speranza, speaking in an interview with daily newspaper La Stampa today, said he remains "very cautious" but noted that the government's technical scientific committee "tells us the contagion curve is stabilising." "It is still early to say it but there are valid reasons to believe that the latest measures are starting to yield some results".
  • Italy reports record 40,000 cases of covid-19 in 24 hours
Speranza said that Italy's first covid-19 vaccines will be reserved for doctors, nurses and healthcare workers, adding that "for the real mass vaccinations we will have to wait until the second half of 2021." Addressing the question of Christmas holidays, the minister underlined that there are "still 40 days" until Christmas which "is a very long time from an epidemiological point of view.โ€
  • Covid-19: Italy's hospitals close to collapse say doctors and nurses
Speranza said he understood the importance of the festive season for families but called on "all Italians to keep their feet firmly planted on the ground."
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