From October 23, residents of Rome and the entire Italian metropolitan region – Lazio – will be prohibited from going outside from midnight to 5.00.

Governor of Italy’s capital region – Lazio – Nicola Zingaretti and Minister of Health Roberto Speranza have approved curfews in Rome and throughout Lazio due to the spread of the coronavirus infection COVID-19, the region’s website reports.

According to the order of Zingaretti, on October 23 in Rome and throughout Lazio it will be forbidden to be on the streets from midnight to 5.00.

The ban is introduced for a month. It applies to all residents of the region, except for those categories of citizens whose travel is confirmed by “motivated needs” – we are talking about people who go home from work or vice versa. Also, exceptions are provided for travel caused by urgent circumstances or health reasons.

In addition, the regional authorities recommend transferring 75% of students and 50% of schoolchildren to distance learning (with the priority of full-time education for graduates).

By data of the Italian Ministry of Health on October 21, the country recorded 449.7 thousand cases of COVID-19, of which 28.37 thousand in Lazio.

An outbreak of coronavirus infection began in late 2019 in China. 11 March 2020 World Health Organization declared the spread of coronavirus a pandemic. The coronavirus epidemic in Italy began at the end of February – the earliest in Europe. Since mid-October, the country has recorded the maximum daily incidence rates.


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