Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Thursday defended his government’s decisions to fight the coronavirus pandemic based on scientific advice at all times and warned citizens that “an immediate return to cannot be guaranteed” is normal, “since the coronavirus is still active is.
“I am saying this clearly and at the expense of unpopularity: the government cannot immediately guarantee a return to normal,” said Conte to the Chamber of Deputies and defended the decision to gradually reopen from May 4. .
With this in mind, he referred to a report by the technical and scientific committee advising the executive on the pandemic. “The simultaneous reopening of all activities on May 4 would lead to an exponential and uncontrolled increase in infection,” he emphasized.
According to this report, the content of which was published this week, with a full opening of the country for June, 151,231 beds would be needed in the intensive care unit, and by the end of the year 430,866, which the Italian healthcare system has not been able to accept since then, although during the Pandemic has expanded the places, that is around 9,000.