Delta variant, in Sardinia landings controls reintroduced- Corriere.it

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Sardinia is preparing countermeasures to stem the rapid spread of the new variant: “we need a squeeze”. Gimbe Foundation: here + 202% of infections, second region after Molise

They arise yellow zone scenarios for Sardinia, to the test with the wave of summer tourism and with the race of the Delta variant throughout Europe. According to the latest monitoring of the Gimbe Foundation it is the Italian region in which, in the week from 7 to 13 July, Covid infections have grown the most: + 202% of infections, second after Molise (271.4%). The number of positives per 100 thousand inhabitants in Sardinia has risen to 159, the highest in Italy compared to an average of 68 (although the percentage of beds in the medical area occupied by Covid patients remains very low, or 3%). The threshold of daily cases has now passed the white zone threshold, or 115 cases a day (yesterday 135, more than half in Cagliari and in the south), and the Region defends itself by preparing an ordinance to restore controls and buffers in the main airports, between ports and airports.

Checks at airports and ports: “We need a squeeze”

The vice president of the Region Alessandra Zedda anticipated the new measure. “We need a squeeze, even without resorting to extremism because ours is a region that focuses on tourism. But prevention must continue ». And while the first cancellations to hotels and accommodation facilities arrive on the island, the regional councilor for health Mario Nieddu echoes them. “I am not afraid of a passage in the yellow zone but we are on alert,” he said according to what the Sardinian Union reported. “At this point, however, it is necessary to review the criteria for assigning the bands because until the end of August our population is no more than 1.6 million. It is right that tourists are also counted, so I will ask for a change in the parameters as soon as possible. Then yes, the cases are increasing but the incidence remains below 50 per hundred thousand inhabitants. We must not lower the attention threshold: the trend is growing and it is necessary to behave with the utmost caution. Everyone’s responsibility and maximum commitment are needed, individual behaviors make the difference “.

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