Sicily Governor Nello Musumeci said Wednesday that he had signed an order making it obligatory for people aged 12 and over to wear facemasks when outdoors in the region due to the upswing in COVID-19 contagion.
He also announced restrictions on flights coming from South Africa, Egypt, Turkey and Israel and molecular tests for asylum seekers after quarantine.
SPERANZA. Health Minister Roberto Speranza said Wednesday that Italy boost random COVID tests at borders to help combat a rising fourth wave and the new, reportedly more transmissible Omicron virus.
"In a context of high entry rules for arrivals from extra-EU countries, the government will have to move to boost controls, not only in airports, bit also in other ways of arriving," he told Question Time in the House.
"In the area of Friuli Venezia Giulia, too, we will work to boost random testing".