Italy Toughens COVID-19 Measures Amid Second Wave Surge


Italy Toughens COVID-19 Measures Amid Second Wave Surge

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte signed a decree on November 3rd to establish a new curfew across the country amid the second wave of Covid-19 in Europe.

Italy is the 6th country with the most deaths (39,400) and the 12th with the most cases (760,000) in the world today, according to a survey by Johns Hopkins University.

The restriction will be from 10 pm to 5 am, starts on November 5th and runs until December 3rd.

The announcement comes days after Germany, France and the United Kingdom announce lockdowns to stop the new wave of contagion spreading across the continent.

Other measures, such as local blockades, have also been announced. The decree will divide the country into three areas: red, orange and green areas.

In the red zones, people will only be able to go out to work, take the children to school or for health reasons.

Conte is expected to detail other restrictions on November 4th, such as the closure of shopping centers on weekends.