Covid alarm: Europe on high alert as Italy enters THIRD wave – new lockdown restrictions
Some regions in the southern European nation face draconian restrictions such as school closures as of today. Rome and Milan are among the country’s biggest cities affected by new rules, which will apply to three-quarters of the population.
The measures were imposed by Italian Prime minister Mario Draghi, who warned the nation is facing a “new wave” of the pathogen.
Foreign travel into Italy will also be banned until early April, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has advised.
In a statement, the FCDO wrote: “From March 6 until April 6, entry into Italy is only permitted to residents or those with absolute necessity including urgent work, health needs or study requirements.”
Those who need to travel to Italy will have to comply with a series of strict measures, including a mandatory quarantine.