Italy Tightens Restrictions Amid Rising Coronavirus Cases

The Italian authorities once again tightened restrictive measures for the population amid rising cases of the disease. Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza announced on his Facebook that nightclubs, discos and all places where people gather to dance will be closed. Mandatory wearing of masks is introduced from 6 pm to 6 am when in places of possible throngs of people.

In the last week, the number of infections in Italy has doubled compared to the end of July, and returned to the level of May. According to the Johns Hopkins Institute, 400-600 new infections are detected in the country every day.

At the same time, doctors note that recently people under the age of 40 get sick more often. In total, since the beginning of the pandemic in Italy, almost 254 thousand cases of infection have been registered, more than 35 thousand people died. The health minister urged citizens to be as cautious as possible. “We cannot nullify all the victims of recent months. Our main task is to open schools in September in a completely safe environment,” he stressed.


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