The Italian head of government explained that the Council of Ministers “does not want to create an unjustified feeling of fear or alarm, but only to maintain the effective organizational measures applied so far”, so that Italy remains “a country that tourists want to visit and where Italians feel safe ”.

Conte said that “Italy is currently a safe country” and that the transmission curve has decreased sharply since April, when the number of infections peaked, but recalled that “the virus continues to circulate in the country, giving rise to new outbreaks, that have been quickly identified and controlled ”.

According to Civil Protection, 163 people were cured in the last 24 hours and the effective number of infections is now 12,609, with 40 patients in intensive care.

Lombardy, the most affected region, had 53 cases of new infections in the last 24 hours, followed by Campania, with 29 new cases of contagion, where the authorities are concerned about the arrival of national and foreign tourists, so they have already informed that are pleased with the extension of the state of emergency.

The state of emergency in Italy allows the government to maintain the current health restrictions decisions that would otherwise lose their effect, explained Conte today, referring to the need to maintain pressure in the fight against the pandemic.

“Monitoring the health of migrants” and complying with their quarantine is a necessary and timely tool for the protection of public health, explained the Prime Minister.

Spain

Daily cases of infection with the new coronavirus have risen again in Spain, with the country registering 905 new contagions in the last 24 hours, particularly in the region of Aragon (northeast), the Spanish Ministry of Health announced today.

With these new cases, the country has, since the beginning of the pandemic of the covid-19 disease, 280,610 infected people.

The data released today represents an increase of 50 cases compared to those recorded on Sunday (855).

They also overcome the barrier of 900 daily cases, a situation that had already been verified last Thursday (971) and last Friday (922).

Of the 905 new contagions, 357 were diagnosed in the autonomous community of Aragon, 147 in Madrid and 126 in Catalonia.

The Spanish authorities have also indicated that in the last seven days the autonomous communities have reported six deaths, which brings the total number of fatalities recorded in the country to 28,436 to date, due to the covid-19.

In the last few weeks, marked by the process of deflation, Spain has recorded the appearance of several outbreaks throughout the territory, which has forced, in certain specific regions, to retreat in strategy and to impose some restrictions again.

Since the new coronavirus was detected in China in December last year, the covid-19 disease pandemic has claimed more than 654,000 deaths and infected more than 16.5 million people worldwide, according to the latest balance sheet done by the agency France-Presse (AFP).