• All regions reopen on June 3rd. Government confirmation
  • Phase 2, President Campania De Luca: "The generalized opening is not understood"
  • Rossi: "Everything reopens? I am not convinced, but I adapt"


May 31, 2020 A few days to go ahead. From June 3, it will be possible to move from one region to another without any restrictions, and without self-certification. A much discussed choice that divided the regional presidents and aroused perplexity even among the experts of the technical scientific committee. "We believe we have to underline that it is really not clear what the merit reasons that can motivate a general opening measure and the non-limitation of mobility are not even for the provinces still heavily affected by the infection", writes the governor of Campania Vincenzo De Luca, on the Facebook page, saying that it is ready to welcome those who arrive in the region. Enrico Rossi, president of the Tuscany Region, also expressed his doubts in a post on Facebook: "It seems that all of Italy will be reopened. If so, I can do nothing but adapt. But I'm not convinced. I wonder for whom reason Lombardy, which has a much higher level of positives than other regions, should be treated like the others, with the risk of putting the contagions around again. More prudence perhaps would have been appropriate for the Lombards and for all Italians " .

The President of Sardinia Christian Solinas has proposed a "health passport" but as underlined by the Minister for Regional Affairs Francesco Boccia the Regions cannot limit the free movement of people, vehicles and things on the national territory, and cannot ask tourists the presentation of a health passport that certifies the health of the individual citizen, because it is not foreseen in any case.

Sala: "Right decision"
"The reopening of regional borders from June 3 is in my opinion a right decision," said the mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala, in the usual video message posted on Facebook. Sala then recalled that "the use of a mask is mandatory in Lombardy until June 24".

Emiliano: "Reopen the Country"
According to the President of the Puglia Region Michele Emiliano "the time has come to reopen the Country", aware of the "conflicts between the Regions" which, however, "are not as strong as you can imagine". "There is obviously an attempt by some Regions that have very low epidemiological levels to maintain them", he underlines. But since "the governors do not have the power to close their Regions, I can not ask for a rule to guarantee freedom of movement that is not imposed by the dpcm. What you can do is, for example, ask those who come to report their presence and keep track of the contacts they have with the local population or with other people. "

D'Amato:" Pressures on the technical-scientific committee "
" There is too much pressure, including on the Technical Scientific Committee. If necessary, we will take countermeasures. We will not accept forcing, "said Lazio Health Councilor Alessio D'Amato in view of the reopening.

Musumeci:" Reopen safely "
" No quarrel and no closure. Beyond verbal simplification, the first to want to be reassured is the tourist. The Health and Tourism departments of my region are working on a protocol. The password is to reopen safely. Even if the scientific world repeats that 100% security does not exist, "says Nello Musumeci, president of the Region of Sicily, in an interview with the newspaper 'Il Corriere della Sera'." 'Safe Sicily' is our motto. And for this it will be necessary to verify the origin, the existence of any suspicious cases in the family, indicate the traceability of the tourist's presence day after day ", underlines

Santelli:" In Calabria the only risk for those who arrive is gaining weight "
" We are zero contagion. In compliance with all measures against coronavirus, I can now say to those who arrive: the only danger will be to gain weight. I ask for strict controls at the start, I understand certain concerns of our citizens, but now we need tourism ". He says, in an interview with Repubblica, the governor of Calabria Jole Santelli, adding that the region has 780 kilometers of coastline," and two seas, three natural parks, microclimates and excellent products. Mountains, hills and villages. Where ancient Albanian and Greek are spoken.   

"" We suffer crime - explains Santelli - we end up on the front page only for the crime report, we have a reputation problem. And then we are jealous of our places, we don't know how to sell ourselves. But we are very hospitable. "" The regions - he notes - are an unpopular institution, a symbol of waste. With a more active role we approach citizens. And we gain the strength to deal with the government. "Santelli also launch his personal invitation to the other governors," Fontana and Bonaccini, I look forward to seeing you at my house. Optional appetizer: crostini of 'ndujao sardella. Sila potato gnocchi, pork chops, potatoes' salami and cheese ".