ROME (Reuters) – A bundle of measures aimed toward supporting companies in Italy which is able to undergo from restrictions imposed to rein in a second wave of COVID-19 will probably be printed on Tuesday, officers mentioned on Monday.
Rome on Sunday ordered bars and eating places to shut by 6 p.m. and shut public gyms, cinemas and swimming swimming pools to attempt to halt a fast resurgence within the coronavirus that has pushed day by day an infection charges to new data.
The federal government left most companies working nonetheless and held again from imposing a nationwide curfew, after reporting 21,273 new coronavirus circumstances and 128 deaths.
The cupboard is anticipated to fulfill afterward Monday to approve measures value some 4.5-5 billion euros ($5.3-5.9 billion) for firms whose enterprise will probably be affected by the brand new closures.
The bundle will embrace one-off non-repayable funds, tax credit for rents, the scrapping of the IMU housing tax because of be paid in December, and funds for additional 10 weeks of non permanent lay-off schemes, authorities sources mentioned.
“The purpose is to publish the decree within the official gazette (on Tuesday), with measures that can assist 350,000 firms in… all these companies which will probably be hit by the brand new restrictions,” Misiani mentioned in an interview with RTL 102.5 radio.
Financial system Minister Gualtieri mentioned on Sunday that compensation would arrive “as quickly as doable”, with the nationwide tax company paying by mid-November or by the top of the 12 months on the newest.
“(The federal government) is aware of that we’re asking for an vital sacrifice, which is required to comprise the virus,” Gualtieri mentioned, talking on nationwide broadcaster RAI, and including that funds will exceed these authorised after the primary wave of coronavirus.
Reporting by Stefano Bernabei and Giuseppe Fonte, writing by Giulia Segreti; Enhancing by Toby Chopra and Jan Harvey