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Italy unveils Christmas and New Year plan: Travel banned, timetable not allowed out

Italy unveils Christmas and New Year plan: Travel banned, timetable not allowed

Italy will ban travel between regions from December 21 to January 6 as an anti-Cpovid measure for the Christmas and New Year holidays. Also in this time frame the curfew will be imposed from 22:00 to 06:00. The measures follow the aggravated situation with the coronavirus, where 993 victims were reported yesterday and the fear of spreading the virus to a critical level. The death toll is the highest reported since the pandemic outbreak.

According to the decision, restaurants will be allowed to open in some regions but until 18:00, while in regions where the situation with the virus is more critical, only delivery services will be allowed. The ski resorts will be closed until January 7th.

Speaking at the press conference, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said:

"We need to eliminate the risk of a third wave that could arrive in January and no less serious than the first and second."

Conte also said there will be exceptions to leaving after certain hours for work, health or emergency reasons.

More than 58,000 people have lost their lives from Covid-19 in Italy.

* Translated and adapted into Albanian by Tiranapost.al.