Govt puts 2021 growth at around 6% – Draghi

(ANSA) – ROME, SEP 23 – The government estimates that Italian
growth will be around 6% this year, Premier Mario Draghi said
This is up from a 4.5% growth forecast issued in the spring, he
“The government forecasts that we will present in the coming
days estimate growth at around 6% this tear, compared with the
4.5% hypothesized in the spring, Draghi told the annual assembly
of the industrial employers’ federation Confindustria.
Draghi also said the major challenge facing government was to
achieve “lasting” post-COVID growth.
In order to stoke the recovery, he said, fresh contagion and
lockdowns must be averted at all costs.
He said that if the spread of the virus was brought under
control, “we will ease the remaining restrictions”.
Draghi said the government was “close” to its target of getting
80% of Italians fully vaccinated by the end of September.
He said the Green Pass vaccine passport which has recently been
enforced in all workplaces across Italy was an “instrument of
freedom and safety”. (ANSA).