"As on Sunday, the daily disease incidence in Italy reached the new record, 11,705 people, the situation became critical. But the government is eager to avoid the repeated lockdown imposed in early March", Conte said.
According to him, the government gave mayors the right to shut down public places since 9 p.m., and to ban mass gatherings. Conte ordered to suspend all sorts of amateur sports competitions and local fairs. Besides, the Cabinet considers closing gyms and swimming pools after further checks of safety protocols this week.
By official estimates, Italy became the first country in Europe that took a huge blow during the Covid-19 pandemic. It comes second in terms of the deceased from coronavirus in Europe, after the UK. 36,543 people passed away in Italy since the outbreak of the disease there.