Pompeii can open to visitors in may

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In may, Italy will open the museums and famous archaeological monuments such as the Colosseum or Pompeii. About this in an interview with La Repubblica on 25 April the Minister of culture and tourism of Italy Dario Franceschini.

He said he will open those objects that will be able to meet security requirements.

Franceschini stressed that the museums and attractions will earn no 4 may, when the country’s quarantine will end, and a little later.

It will be difficult with the opening of theaters, cinemas and other cultural institutions where space is limited, the Minister said.

The Italian government is ready to support domestic tourism and families with low incomes – they will be given grants of up to €500 for a family on a summer vacation.

About opening tourism to speak while early, said Franceschini. He is convinced that international tourism in this year will be gone.

Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

As of the morning of April 26 coronavirus infection worldwide were infected 2 897 883. The number of deaths from COVID-19 reached 202 880 (+6.9 thousand) recovered 817 042 human.

In Italy contracted 195 351, died 26 384 recovered 63 120 people.

Since March 10, in Italy there are strict quarantine measures in the outbreak of coronavirus infection. Authorities have closed educational institutions, prohibited mass meetings and urged citizens not to go outside. In towns, there are only grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, newsagents and tobacconist.