Italy lifts entry restrictions to South Africa and nearby countries

“The Italian Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, has signed a new ordinance that terminates the special restrictive measures planned for South Africa and neighboring countries,” the Italian ministry said in a note.

The Italian government raised today the restrictions from Entrance to the country imposed in November for those who came from South Africa and nearby countries as prevention against the spread of the new variant of coronavirus ómicron.

“The Minister italian from Health, Roberto Esperanza, has signed a new ordinance what gives finished the special restrictive measures planned for South Africaoh whats neighboring countries“, reported the Italian ministry in a note.

Hope signed to end of november the entry ban a Italy of those who came or had been last 14 days in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, and Eswatini (formerly Swaziland).

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He did it after the European Commission will urge a ban flights from the south african region to avoid the expansion in Europe of a new variant.

The Higher Institute of Health of Italy reported today that the incidence of infections from coronavirus between 7 and 13 January went up to the 1.988 cases for each 100,000 inhabitants, of the 1.669 of one last week, and occupancy in units of intensive care arrived at 17.5%, from 15.4% a week before.

Its income and hospitalss increased to 27.5% on average in the country, 21,6 % of one week before.

Regarding the prevalence of omicron, he estimated that on January 3 it was 81% nationally, with a variation between regions of 33% and 100%, while the delta was 19%. EFE

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