A month after the start of the measures to remove the isolation with caution, Italy opened its borders to European tourists yesterday, in a new step towards returning the situation to normal and launching the tourist season with the approaching summer, while the pace of the outbreak in Latin America is accelerating, while the number of people recovering from the Corona virus has crossed the barrier of the three Millions of people around the world, according to a count prepared by the World Meters website, which tracks the epidemiological situation of the spread of the virus.
In detail, the Italian Minister of Regional Affairs, Francesco Boccia, said: “The country is returning to life.” International flights to Venice, Florence and Naples have resumed, and are accelerating to Rome and Milan.
Yesterday, about 30 international flights arrived at Fiumicino Airport in the capital, Rome, and passengers began to exit regularly from the arrival hall. The scene is the same in the take-off stations, according to an AFP correspondent.
Alitalia announced the resumption of its flights with Spain, with the first flight between Rome and Barcelona, organized yesterday morning.
Also yesterday, the resumption of freedom of movement between the 20 regions of Italy from north to south coincided with a measure that the Italians had been eagerly awaiting, and it was summed up by the press under the title: “Italy is Free of Closure.”
According to the Italian News Agency (INSA), allowing the movement, again, between the regions has led to congestion on board the ferries, which go to or leave from Sicily.
At Milan Central Station, passengers were rushing to trains, and their heat was taken before they boarded the train.
"The movement of the trains is normal," said Paula de Micheli, the transport minister, who inspected the sanitary measures adopted when leaving the express trains at Termini station in Rome.
The ban on major gatherings and the mandatory application of masks, in closed places and on public transport, remain in force.
Italy, which recorded more than 33,530 deaths with "Covid-19", began within three months to return to normal life and resume its economic wheel in early May, with the stone gradually being raised.
Shops, cafes, and even most monuments and tourist sites have reopened: the St. Peter's Basilica, the Colosseum in Rome, Pompeii and the Pisa Tower, and the cathedrals of Milan and Florence and the Vatican museums.
The Italian President, Sergio Mattarella, warned the day before yesterday, on the occasion of the National Day that the health crisis "is not over" in the country, praising the "unity" of the country in the face of an "unseen enemy".
Italy imposed an economic closure in early March, and since then the number of cases has started to decline regularly.
The famous virus expert, Massimo Ghali, said in a press interview that the epidemic is under control, as it seems, "but (Covid-19) lies under the ashes, and when it finds the right conditions, it explodes."
Concerned about the possibility of a renewed epidemic in Lombardy, which was once the epicenter of the disease in Europe, Switzerland and Austria kept their borders closed with Italy, which caused Rome's dismay.
The Corriere della Sera newspaper reported yesterday that only 40 of the 1,200 hotels in the capital have reopened their doors.
This comes at a time when Brazil recorded, the day before yesterday, the daily death toll of 1262, in 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health.
The scientific community believes that the total death toll of 31 thousand and 199, and of the 555 thousand and 383 injuries, does not reflect reality.
The most prominent epidemics in Brazil are: the state of São Paulo, the economic and cultural engine of the country, and the tourist state of Rio de Janeiro par excellence. However, the two states have begun a lifting of the closure of concern to some scientists.
In addition to Brazil, the virus continues to spread rapidly in Latin America. In this context, Colombia exceeded 1000 deaths less than three months after the first injury was recorded. Mexico has counted more than 10,000 deaths, in parallel with the start of the resumption of economic activity.
Peru, for its part, recorded the death of more than 4,600 people with the virus, including 20 journalists, according to the National Press Association. Most of these journalists were injured while covering the major epidemic hotspots, such as markets and hospitals.
Schools are still closed in Cuba, and public transportation is suspended with mandatory street masks, but the country intends to reopen its borders to tourists, with the aim of reviving the economic movement. Airlines are proposing reservations in July.
Switzerland and Austria kept their borders closed with Italy, which caused discontent with Rome.