Death toll close to 700 each day infection reach 19K compels nation to reimpose lockdown to flatten the curve.
Austria, Sweden, German, London with loaded guidelines to cull covid spread.
According to Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking the pandemic, the UK has also recorded the second-highest number of confirmed cases, with just over two million. France has posted more than 2.5 million.
Death toll in Italy has surge compels PM Conte to impose lockdown for two weeks with close of eateries and people restrictive move from home. Italy just announced what amounts to a national #coronavirus #lockdown Dec. 24-Jan. 6. Restaurants, bars closed. Regional borders closed. Leaving home allowed only for “essential” reasons that must be proven by a self-declaration form
Italy, house to Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, to impose a total lockdown over Christmas for the first time since May, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Friday.
Lockdown for shops, bars and restaurants will be closed and travel between regions will be banned, and in theory only one daily outside trip per household will be permitted.
Religious celebrations will be allowed until 10:00 pm.
“Our experts fear the infection curve will increase during the Christmas period,” Conte said.
PM said authorities had neither the means nor the will to monitor compliance with containment measures, asked Italians to respect a new limit of people hosting two adult guests at home.
Food shops, hairdressing salons, pharmacies, tobacconists and laundries as well as bookstores to remain open.
Conte specified that the confinement would be relaxed on December 28, 29, 30 as well as on January 4.
On these days, shops can remain open until 9:00 pm and people will be allowed to move about freely.
Italy has 60 million population with dwells the oldest populations in Europe.