COVID-19 in Italy, June

Italy // 30 June, 2020

At least 240,578 cases have been confirmed, at least 34,767 of which have been fatal. "Phase Three" measures from 15 June. Facemasks must be worn in closed public places and on public transport and social-distancing rules must be respected.

30 June: 142 new cases bringing the total to 240,578 cases and 34,767 deaths. The European Commission has launched "Re-openEU", a web platform with travel information aimed to help get tourism going again safely in the EU. It provides real time information about borders, means of transport, travel restrictions and safety and public health measures, such as those regarding social distancing the use of protective masks.

21 June: 262 new cases were reported on 20 June bringing the total to 238,275 and 34,610 deaths. As part of phase 3 measures amateur contact sports, including team sports, are allowed from 25 June. Many of Italy's regional authorities have brought in their own rules on reopenings. Obligatory quarantine for visitors arriving in Italy continues, save for those entering from the EU and signatories to the passport-free Schengen zone. It also strictly limits to 200 the number of people who may visit cinemas or museums at any given time, regardless of venue size. Social distancing measures and face mask requirements remain in place in closed public spaces, and bans on large-scale meetings remain, with smaller gatherings allowed only on the condition that social distancing is respected. Schools are expected to remain closed until September.

15 June: 303 new cases were reported bringing the total to 237,290. An outbreak among squatters in Garbatella has been reported, 15 new cases were reported. Rome's regional COVID-19 crisis centre said all those who tested positive for the virus at the illegally occupied building had been transferred. All their contacts were identified and 108 tests were carried out. A second outbreak was reported at a hospital on the western edge of Rome with 109 cases and five deaths. The majority of new cases continue to be reported from the Lombardy region.

12 June: Cases continue to decline with less than 500 new cases a day reported since the beginning of June. Italy will move into "Phase Three" on 15 June, cinemas and theatres will be allowed to re-open as will nightclubs. Amateur contact sports, including team sports, are allowed from 25 June. However, many of Italy's regional authorities have brought in their own rules on reopenings which may differ from the national rules. Obligatory quarantine for visitors arriving in Italy will continue, except for those entering from the EU and Schengen zone. Social distancing measures and face mask requirements will remain in place in closed public spaces, and bans on large-scale meetings remain. Schools are expected to remain closed until September. Coppa Italia semi-finals will take place tomorrow, 13 June, with Juventus playing against AC Milan.

5 June: The number of new cases and deaths continues to decline, there have been 518 new cases and 85 deaths reported in the last 24 hours bringing the total to 234,531 cases and 33,774 deaths. Italy has reopened its borders to European travellers.

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