Italy plans additional curbs as coronavirus cases hit new record

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Italy reported one other each day record for Covid-19 cases on Saturday as the govt deliberate additional restrictions to include a resurgence of the pandemic, regardless of a second night time of road protests in opposition to curfews ordered this week.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has mentioned he desires to keep away from a repeat of the blanket lockdown earlier within the yr. But quite a lot of areas have imposed in a single day curfews and the central govt is anticipated to announce further measures shortly.

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After clashes within the southern metropolis of Naples on Friday night time, police confronted off in opposition to dozens of masked protestors within the centre of Rome after the far-right Forza Nuova group known as for a protest in opposition to the curfews.

Earlier, health ministry fact confirmed 19,644 new Covid-19 cases and 151 lifeless because the illness surged in areas like Lombardy, Milan, Campania and Lazio.

Conte pledged to hurry up assist for companies struggling within the disaster however mentioned the weeks forward could be very troublesome. “We cannot lower our guard,” he added.

According to a draft decree circulated on Saturday, public gyms and swimming swimming pools could also be closed and bars and eating places instructed to close from 6PM, whereas people shall be inspired to not journey outdoors their residence districts.

Like many authorities throughout Europe, the Italian govt is determined to not shut down the financial system utterly however is dealing with rising public anger at renewed restrictions being imposed to restrict public gatherings.

Earlier within the week, in a single day curfews have been ordered by native governors in Campania, the realm round Naples, Lazio round Rome, and Lombardy, the epicentre of the primary wave where the monetary capital Milan recorded greater than 1,000 new cases on Saturday.

The northern area of Piedmont and Sicily within the south will comply with subsequent week and different areas are anticipated to match them.

With public health companies coming below pressure, authorities have reopened short-term intensive care amenities constructed throughout the first part. Despite this, Italy’s prime public health body warned on Friday companies have been approaching disaster level.

[Attribution HT]

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