Covid update for Italy

Italian cinemas, theatres and gyms need to close doors

After a record number of positive tests, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has made stricter national corona measures. On Saturday, nearly 20,000 positive corona tests were reported in a day.

From Monday, cinemas, theatres, gyms and swimming pools must close. Restaurants and cafes must stop serving at 18:00.

Conte wants to avoid a complete lockdown, as was introduced earlier this year. That lockdown caused the country's worst postwar recession.

During the press conference, Conte said that the inhabitants of the country should accept the new restrictions. "But then we can breathe again in December," the prime minister said.

Updated on October 25, 2020.

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