Facemasks can go when 30 mn vaccinated – Sileri

(ANSA) – ROME, MAY 10 – Health Undersecretary Pierpaolo
Sileri said Monday that it should be possible to remove the
obligation for people to wear facemasks outdoors once 30 million
people, approximately half of the Italian population, are
vaccinated for COVID-19.
“I agree with the hypothesis (of removing the obligation to wear
facemasks outdoors) when 30 million people are vaccinated with
at least one dose of a vaccine,” Sileri said.
“I think it is sensible to put the facemask in your pocket in
the open air where there are no crowds of people and to put it
back on your face when there are gatherings and a risk”.
He added that he as in favour of allowing Italy’s shopping malls
to reopen at weekends.
“Having protected the most vulnerable parts of the population
with vaccinations, it is clear that the shopping centres should
resume activity, with rules that must be respected,” he said.