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Lombardy remains in the red zone even after Easter, Campania hopes for orange from 7 April. The certainty will arrive on Friday 2 April, at the end of the analysis of the control room, but unless there is any news, these should be the results of the assessments of the technicians of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, the Ministry of Health and the Regions. Of the twelve regions including the Autonomous Province of Trento (Lombardy, Piedmont, Friuli Venezia Giulia, the Autonomous Province of Trento, Campania, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Marche, Puglia, Valle d’Aosta, Calabria, Tuscany) currently in the red zone, in fact , six – Valle D’Aosta, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Piedmont, Emilia Romagna, Puglia and Lombardy – have high numbers and therefore still such as not to allow the passage to the lower risk band, the other six – Calabria, Autonomous Province of Trento, Marche, Veneto, Tuscany and Campania – have data that could make us consider the hypothesis of a slide towards the orange zone, but only the latter can do so in practice. In fact, the law provides that a region must necessarily remain in the highest risk range for at least two weeks and, in order to be reclassified, it must have a lower risk scenario for fourteen days than that for which the restrictions were necessary.
For two weeks Campania was in the highest risk range and in last week’s report it already had numbers from the orange zone.
The ordinance that ordered its entry into the red zone expires on April 6. Therefore, if the monitoring of April 2 confirms the same scenario, from April 7, immediately after the “Easter squeeze” – from 3 to 5 for the whole of Italy, the maximum level of restrictions will be triggered – it will be able to pass into the orange zone. Unless the regional president Vincenzo De Luca decides to ask the government to leave Campania in the red band. From the Region they look carefully at the data “hoping – explains a first level source to HuffPost – that the pressure on hospitals will drop above all”.
The reason why – with over 860 patients hospitalized in intensive care and 7109 in other Covid departments, Lombardy should remain in the red zone.
Instead Abruzzo, Umbria, Liguria, Molise, Sardinia, Basilicata, Sicily and the Autonomous Province of Bolzano should remain in the orange band.