A Rome bar has decided to prohibit its customers from talking about the coronavirus, both inside the establishment and on the terrace. The owner of the premises, Cristina Mattioli, 35, defends that a bar should be a place of “escape”, so she asks her clients not to talk about the measures of the Government of Italy, the data of daily infections, possible scenarios of the pandemic in the future … Any issue that has to do with Covid-19 has no place.
There is no talk of coronavirus!
Cristina proposes some more interesting topics for conversation: general culture, news from the heart, actors and actresses… She has been in command of the bar in Rome for 14 years, since she was 21 years old. In an interview with a local newspaper, he explained that from behind the bar he has observed the evolution of the pandemic in the Italian capital.
He points out that his clients almost always came alone to have their coffee, and instead of forgetting about their worries for a few minutes, almost always the usual topic of conversation It revolved around Covid-19: if a neighbor was admitted or had died, if the hospital emergencies were saturated … Cristina defends that a bar should be a comfortable environment, where customers can relax without thinking about the coronavirus, even for just a moment.
Coronavirus in Italy
Italy has once again become the epicenter of the pandemic in Europe. To try to stop the expansion of the coronavirus, the Government has decreed a National curfew between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. until next December 3. In addition, it has restricted the hours of hospitality establishments, and has ordered the closure of theaters, gyms, cinemas and swimming pools.
One of the last decisions has been to impose a system with three levels of restrictions (yellow, orange and red), to apply containment measures based on the incidence rate of each region. For now, there are seven regions on red alert: Calabria, Campania, Trentino-Alto Adige, Tuscany, Calle de Aosta, Piedmont and Lombardy.
Since the coronavirus pandemic, in Italy 55.6 million cases have been registered 1.34 million people have died. It is the second country in Europe with the most fatalities from Covid-19 and the sixth in the world. The Government has extended the state of emergency until January 31, 2021.