Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced that his country would tighten restrictions to combat the spread of the new Coronavirus infection during the Christmas and New Year period, from December 21 to January 6.
After a cabinet meeting today, Conte said Friday: “Movement between regions will be banned from December 21 to January 6, to prevent the spread of the new Coronavirus infection.
Today, Friday, the Italian Ministry of Health announced that 674 deaths from the Coronavirus had been recorded, down from 683 yesterday, Thursday, and the daily number of cases decreased to 17,992 from 18,236 cases.
Italy, which was the first European country to show the disease last February, witnessed 67894 deaths from “Covid-19”, the largest in Europe and the fifth globally, while the total number of officially registered infections reached more than 1.92 million cases.
For the first time in the world, the Coronavirus appeared at the end of December 2019 in Wuhan, which belongs to the Chinese Hubei Province. It caused more than half of the world’s population to enter health isolation to face the virus’s first wave.
Corona injuries worldwide reached tens of millions, a number that has not stopped increasing at significant rates since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Several countries are witnessing a collective increase in the daily infection rates with the coronavirus, a stage that some countries have classified as the second wave of the virus, and which the World Health Organization has warned in more than one previous statement by its officials that it will be more fierce than the first wave.
The World Health Organization still calls on countries to implement social distancing measures, in addition to the health measures represented by wearing masks.
On Friday, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced the imposition of quarantine during the end-of-year festive period, from December 21 to January 6.
Conte said, following a cabinet session, that “shops, bars, and restaurants will be closed during this period, while moving from one region to another is also prohibited,” adding that “in principle, one member of each family will be allowed to go out once a day.”