Italy lifts COVID-19-related state of emergency

Italy lifts COVID-19-related state of emergency
# 01 April 2022 09:10 (UTC +04:00)

Italy formally ended the COVID-19 pandemic state of emergency on Thursday, more than two years after it was declared and after many extensions, APA reports citing Sputnik.

Between April 1 and December 31, 2022, the country can gradually phase down the remaining COVID-19 measures. According to the new rules, the four-tier system based on a color code (white, yellow, orange, and red zones for no, low, medium, and high pandemic risk, respectively) would no longer apply as of Friday.

This reportedly indicates that the remaining actions will be implemented nationwide, regardless of the epidemiological situation in any given locality or region.

The now-defunct emergency legislation, which has been renewed multiple times, has given authorities broad power to deal with the pandemic, allowing them to cut through red tape to establish, alter, or rescind emergency measures.

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