Covid-19: gaming stopped in Italy until April, the 3rd but possible extensions until July, the 31st
The Council of Ministers approved the new Law decree, which gives the possibility to extend the measures for Covid-19 – month by month – until July, the 31st.
The Italian government has approved yesterday (24 march 2020) the law decree introducing harsher penalties – with fines from €400 to €3 thousand – for those who violate the restrictive measures for the containment of Coronavirus, providing for the possibility of adopting them “on specific parts of the national territory or, if necessary, on the whole of it” for defined periods, “each lasting no more than thirty days, which can be repeated and modified even several times until 31 July 2020 and with the possibility of changing their application on the increase or decrease according to the epidemiological trend of the aforementioned virus”.
“To contain and oppose the health risks deriving from the spread of the Covid-19 virus -we read in the text – on specific parts of the national territory or, if necessary, on the whole of it, one or more of the following measures can be adopted, as required by this decree, among those referred to in paragraph 2, for defined periods, each lasting no more than thirty days, which can be repeated and modified even several times until July, the 31st, 2020 and with the possibility of changing their application, increasing or decreasing according to the epidemiological trend of the aforementioned virus”.
Therefore, “one or more of the following measures may be adopted, according to specific suitability criteria and principles of proportionality to the risk actually present on specific parts or on the entire national territory: closing of cinemas, theaters, dance halls, discos, arcades, betting rooms and bingo halls, cultural centers, social centers and leisure centers or other similar gathering places; limitation or interruption of sporting events and competitions of any order and kind in public or private places, including the possibility of arranging the temporary closure of gyms, sports centers, swimming pools, swimming centers and sports facilities, even if private, as well as to regulate the methods of carrying out sports training within the same places”.
Ratifying, in fact, also the impossibility to place bets, or to compete in horse racing. As already happened with the decree published on March, the 9th and valid until April, the 3rd.