Every day, the Covid bulletin and the weekly indicators of the Ministry of Health end up on Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s table well in advance. The beacon is lit on the government. The reassurances of recent days are beginning to no longer hold up. Walter Ricciardi talks about a scenario in November with 16 thousand cases a day. Several projections show the resuscitations of the South in trouble in less than a month. The governor of Campania Vincenzo De Luca already sets the bar for the regional lockdown: “If in one day I have a thousand regional infections and 200 cured, I close everything”. We are not far. And even the Minister of the Interior, Luciana Lamorgese, increases attention: “Lazio and Campania are worrying.” The communicative signs multiply. Luigi Di Maio cancels today’s M5s square in Matera, reducing his presence to an almost private visit. But communication begins to be insufficient.
And in view of the Dpcm of October 15, which was envisaged as a mere extension of the measures already in place, various hypotheses and above all a “phased” strategy are made room. First step, the “smart-working” strengthened to decongest local public transport and commuting. Second, already more painful, the tightening on the closing times of bars, clubs, restaurants, pizzerias and everything around the “nightlife”. Third, the limitation to mass events, celebrations and private parties, even at home. Fourth, in chronological order, the block to the movement between regions, as if we were back on June 2nd.
In the meantime, the Regions are stimulated by the government to activate local red zones: Lazio begins, Campania and Lombardy could follow. Minister Boccia spoke of all these measures several times yesterday, only to have to clarify that these are hypotheses and not certainties: but overall we are moving towards a “tightening of the bolts”says the minister.
A “phased” strategy that should have how the last ring is the school, to be protected as far as possible also because, once the schools are closed, there is a production black-out. An intermediate route could be, later on, becoming a Dad only for the last years of high school. No intention, however, to close the factories. Palazzo Chigi on this is clear: even the last intervention on the masks does not change the protocols already in force.