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Italy will allow from next Monday, June 15, the reopening of some leisure spaces such as cinemas and theaters, however, will delay until July 14 the reopening of discotheques, dance halls, fairs and congresses, scheduled for this Monday.

The first Minister Giuseppe Conte will sign in the next few hours a new decree with the new openings aimed at the entertainment sector, which would continue the de-escalation process started on May 4 after almost two months of stoppage due to the pandemic.

The local media have released a draft of the decree, still subject to modifications, which establishes several reopens, always respecting the security measures against infections.

This is the case of the cinemas and theaters, which are still closed and which may reopen on Monday as long as they do so with a seat reservation and guaranteeing a distance of one meter among their customers, so they must reduce their capacity. In the case of shows in the hall, will be able to host a maximum of 200 spectators, and 1,000 if they are outdoors.

On the other hand Monday sports with friends will be allowed again, such as soccer, basketball or volleyball, in those regions that have confirmed with the health authorities that their practice does not jeopardize the control of the epidemiological curve.

Too Playgrounds in parks for children will be recovered, always respecting the rules of social distance of at least one meter between people, as well as gambling, betting, bingo halls, beauty centers and hot springs.

On the contrary, the decree delays the reopening of discotheques, dance halls, fairs and congresses by a month, initially scheduled for Monday but now for July 14.

The association of Leisure, Dance and Show Companies (Silb) has protested before Parliament to request the immediate reopening of these establishments, under the motto “Silence Makes Noise”.

Until June 30, travel to or from countries outside the European Union will continue to be prohibited, except for reasons of work, health or “absolute urgency”.

Italy has registered 236,142 infections since the beginning of the crisis, on February 21, with a rebound of 379 cases in the last 24 hours, most in the region of Lombardy (north), the most affected by pandemic, while the dead are already 34,167.

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