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Italy opens borders with some countries

03.06.2020,18:06


June 3, Fineko/abc.az. Starting from today Italy is likely to open its borders to tourists from European countries.

ABC.AZ reports with reference to qafqazinfo that this was stated by Italian publication The Local.

So, the authorities of the country canceled the rule on compliance with a two-week quarantine on arrival in Italy for the EU countries, four countries of the Schengen zone - Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, as well as for the UK, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican. International flights will resume in Milan, Rome and Naples.

Italian PM Giuseppe Conte previously stated that by resuming international tourism the country faces a perceived risk of a spike in cases of COVID-19 coronavirus infection.

"We are facing a deliberate risk, aware that the infection curve may go up again," Conte said on Italian television.

"We need to accept this fact, otherwise we will never be able to start all over again," he stressed.

Note that in Italy, more than 233,000 infected with coronavirus were detected, the number of deaths among patients with COVID-19 exceeds the mark of 33,000.