On April 21, the Italian cabinet approved to reopen trade shows from June 15 and conventions and congresses from July 1, after having been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The reopening of trade fairs could occur sooner than previously announced. Initially, the Industry Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti had indicated a reopening in July. But, he later expressed his intention to bring forward the date to June 15 after a meeting with the fashion industry held prior to the cabinet meeting. However, trade fairs will only be authorized in regions with a low presence of Covid-19 cases. The organizers of Mido, the Milan-based eyewear show announced at the end of March the switch to a digital format for the 2021 edition of the show scheduled for June 5 to 7.