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Health experts warn that Italy faces paralysis with current quarantine system

The health experts have urged the Italian Government to relax the covid quarantine rules , stating that, otherwise, the country is at risk of suffering a paralysis . According to current regulations, people who have been in close contact with a covid patient have to self-isolate for seven days if they are vaccinated and for 10 days if they have not been vaccinated.

Little boy Cartabellotta, director of the Gimbe Health Foundation , said that each positive person had, on average, five to ten close contacts, predicting that within two weeks about a million people in Italy could have contracted covid.

“That would mean there could be between five and ten million contacts that would have to be quarantined , and that is not possible, “Cartabellotta told Radio Cusano Campus.

Fabrizio Pregliasco, virologist , echoed his comment: “It is clear that at this point and with this diffusion of Omicrón, we must plant There are no changes in the way we intervene, otherwise we are heading for a generalized shutdown. “


Italy recorded a increase in infections at the end last week, with three successive days of record new daily cases, which peaked at 54,762 on Saturday.

The Government tightened restrictions last Thursday to curb the increase in infections, including the prohibition of all public celebrations of New Year's Eve and closing of discos and nightclubs until January 31 or, in an effort to avoid the s Mass commercialization.

The Government's Covid Commissioner, Francesco Paolo Figliuolo, told reporters that health authorities were studying the possibility of reviewing the quarantine rules .

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Some politicians have said that people who are Fully vaccinated should not be quarantined if they show no symptoms . Any future restrictions have also been required to target only those who refuse to be vaccinated. “If there are any restrictions to be imposed, it must be on anti-vaccines,” said former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Government figures show that almost 80% of all have completed an initial cycle of vaccines , while 29% have received a third injection, considered the best protection against Omicron.

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