Italy’s indoor dining and stadiums reopen

Rome, Jun 1 (EFE).- The Italian tradition of having a coffee standing up at the bar will finally be reintroduced Tuesday as indoor restaurants and bars reopen as part of the gradual relaxation of lockdown restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Dining venues will be allowed to stay open until curfew, 11 pm, after months of having to close at 6 pm.

Stadiums and pavilions are permitted to reopen to the public once again at 25% capacity and a maximum of 1,000 spectators in open air and 500 indoors.

Italy’s optimistic progress is reflected in the decrease of infections and successful vaccination campaigns.

Over 12 million Italians (20% of the population) are fully vaccinated and some 35 million vaccine doses have been administered.

From Thursday, Italy will begin vaccinating the entire population, regardless of age or profession.

Since May 26, students who are about to start university are being offered vaccines.

Over 9 million Italians are expected to travel on June 2 for Italy’s Republic Day. EFE


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