In Italy, stricter socialization rules are being introduced to combat an increase in the number of coronavirus cases – including its own rule of six.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced on Sunday that up to six people may sit together in restaurants and bars, and that table service is mandatory after 6pm.
Other new coronavirus measures include:
- Mayors can order the closing of public areas such as streets and squares after 9 p.m.
- Competitions for amateur team sports are discontinued
- Parties, festivals and other such public events – including conferences and conventions – are suspended
- Collection is only allowed until midnight
Further COVID-19 Restrictions could also come, with a decision on whether or not to close gyms and swimming pools to be made later this week.
High schools and universities will also be encouraged to implement more distance learning, he added.
The new restrictions take effect on Sundays at midnight local time and last until November 13.
Italy was added to the UK quarantine list this week after record numbers of daily cases. This means that travelers returning to the UK from Italy will need to isolate themselves for 14 days starting October 18 at 4am.
The number of new infections was the highest ever on Sunday, with 11,705 confirmed in the past 24 hours.
Mr. Conte said in his statement: “We are aware of the economic damage caused by the measures we are taking. But the government is determined to restore it.
“We will not fight the second wave with limited resources like the first, we are now equipped. We produce 20 million surgical masks that we distribute in schools every day and not just for free. We have doubled the number of IC jobs and hired medical care. staff. Billions invested in healthcare. ”
He described the situation as “critical” and said he “couldn’t make predictions” about the Christmas holidays, adding, “It all depends on us and our sense of responsibility.”