Serie A teams could return to training next month as Italy looks to loosen lockdown measures
“Now the phase of coexistence with the virus is starting for everyone, and we must be aware that the contagion curve could go up in certain regions of the country,” Conte announced by video link from the Presidential Palace in Rome.
New measures will come into effect on May 4, such as easing travel restrictions, increased access to parks and gardens, and the ability to organize funerals with up to 15 participants.
The manufacturing and construction sectors will fully reopen, while bars and restaurants will be allowed to offer take-out services.
Conte announced that on May 18 new restrictions –
Such as the return of sports teams to training and the reopening of museums and libraries – would also be lifted.
However, he warned of the possible consequences the country would face if people stopped adhering to the guidelines on social removal.
“If we don’t respect the social distance, the curve will go up and get out of control, our deaths will increase and we will suffer irreversible damage to our economy,” said Conte. “If you love Italy, keep distancing yourself!”
After June 1, Conte announced that the government plans to reopen “hair salons, beauty salons, massage centers and other personal care activities more broadly,” but said schools will remain closed, otherwise “we would probably have a new epidemic in a week or two. ”