The mask from today is no longer mandatory on public transport in Italy two and a half years after the coronavirus pandemic forced the introduction of this measure, which will, however, remain in hospitals and nursing homes.

On June 16, the Government of Mario Draghi extended until September 30 the mandatory use of the FFP2 mask in means of public transport -except on planes- but the provision has expired this Saturday as it was not renewed.

The mask, however, will be “recommended” on public transport.

The acting Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, has indeed extended by one month, until October 31, the obligation to use this individual security device in hospitals and nursing homes.

The Draghi government remains in office pending the formation of the new government resulting from last Sunday’s general elections, won by the right-wing coalition led by Giorgia Meloni’s ultra Brothers of Italy.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in February 2020, Italy has recorded 22,467,278 cases and 177,092 fatalities.

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