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Italy’s Lombardy area orders new anti-virus measures

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The Italian area of Lombardy, the primary European epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, has ordered all bars to close at midnight from Saturday because it battles a second wave of the disease.

All beginner sporting occasions have additionally been placed on maintain within the rich northern area the place the primary circumstances of COVID-19 in Europe emerged in February.

Under the brand new restrictions that can keep in impact till November 6, bars will after 6 pm solely be capable to serve prospects seated at tables, and the sale of takeaway alcohol can be banned after that point.

Lombardy, essentially the most populous area of Italy, has additionally prohibited the consumption of foods and drinks in all public exterior areas beneath the brand new guidelines.

Italy on Friday reported 10,000 new infections in 24 hours as circumstances surge regardless of authorities restrictions affecting every day life.

Lombardy, the hardest-hit space in Italy, is usually focusing on younger individuals, with restrictions on sport, nightlife and schooling—it has now referred to as for colleges to alternate on-line and in-person classes.

The newest order additionally bans visits to previous individuals’s properties until there’s authorisation from medical officers there.

Italy’s second-worst affected area of Campania within the south has additionally launched new measures, together with the controversial closure of faculties in addition to bans on events and funeral processions.

The authorities of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte final week made the carrying of masks obligatory outdoor and prolonged a state of emergency till January 31.

According to the Italian press, Conte can be contemplating following France in imposing a nighttime curfew.

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