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Giuseppe Conte strengthens the fight against coronavirus in Italy



           


After extending the state of emergency, the Italian Prime Minister closes cultural venues and sports halls (photo: Presidency of the Italian Council)
After extending the state of emergency, the Italian Prime Minister closes cultural venues and sports halls (photo: Presidency of the Italian Council)
ITALY. After France with its curfew from 9 p.m. and Spain in confinement, Italy also decided to step up its measures against Covid-19. On Sunday 25 October 2020, Giuseppe Conte put in place new restrictions with, in particular, the closure of cinemas, gyms, swimming pools and theatres until 24 November 2020. They had been announced on 18 October 2020.

The Italian Prime Minister has also restricted the opening hours of bars and restaurants, which will no longer be open after 6pm. 75% of teaching hours in high schools and universities will be held after 6pm.

The country has registered around 20,000 new cases in 24 hours, bringing to 525,782 the number of confirmed cases for 37,338 deaths as of 26 October 2020.

Rome had already made the wearing of masks outside the home compulsory at the beginning of October 2020 and extended the state of health emergency adopted in February 2020 until 31 January 2021.

 


Eric Apim


Monday, October 26th 2020



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