Italians go mask free as nearly third of population gets vaccinated

Essentially, masks are no longer mandatory in outdoor settings. This news brings relief to many for the country is witnessing a heatwave expected to touch temperatures of 40 degree Celsius (104 degree F) in southern parts.

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Italy became a mask-free and low-risk coronavirus zone starting Monday. This declaration marks a milestone for the country, which was the first European country to be hit by the pandemic in February 2020.For the first time since then, the country’s health ministry classified its 20 regions as “white” areas, suggesting low risk of transmission. Italy uses a colour-coded system to evaluate COVID-19 risks.

Essentially, masks are no longer mandatory in outdoor settings. This news brings relief to many for the country is witnessing a heatwave expected to touch temperatures of 40 degree Celsius (104 degree F) in southern parts.

When the country was hit by the pandemic, Italy became a symbol of the extent of COVID-19 crisis, where army trucks were seen transporting coffins and morgues were overflowed. Over the last few weeks, infections have plummeted tremendously.

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