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Italy tightens mask rule

Italy tightens mask rule

By Cassandra Tanti - August 17, 2020

Italy has made masks mandatory at night in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus after recording more than 600 cases in a day. 

The nearby country, which was the first in Europe to enforce a lockdown, now requires people wear masks between the hours of 6pm and 6am, and has also closed nightclubs amid the uptick in cases.

Meanwhile, vacationers in Rome coming from Croatia, Greece, Malta or Spain are now being tested for coronavirus upon arrival in the country.

The new restrictions come as European countries see a resurgence in cases.

France recorded more than 3,300 new cases in 24 hours, the highest number reported since May.

The French government announced plans to increase social distancing measures in workplaces, including encouraging people to wear masks in the office and if possible, work from home.

Spain closed nightclubs as its incidence rate of Covid-19 rose to an average of 115 cases per 100,000 people over the past two weeks.


Photo: Cinque Terre, Italy


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