Italia tightens socialising rules to battle coronavirus spike – including the rule of six

Tougher socialising rules have to be introduced in Italy to battle a rise in coronavirus cases : including its own rule of 6.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has announced that a maximum of 6 people will be allowed to sit jointly at restaurants and bars, plus table service will be mandatory right after 6pm.

Other brand new measures include:

  • Mayors will be able to order the drawing a line under of public spaces such as roads and squares after 9pm
  • Amateur team sport contests will be stopped
  • Celebrations, festivals and other such public events : including conferences and conventions : are suspended
  • Takeaways will only be allowed up until night time

Further limitations could also be on the way, with a decision upon whether to close gyms plus swimming pools set to be made later immediately.

High schools plus universities are also going to be urged to carry out more distance learning.

Mr Conte said: “We are aware of the financial damage generated by the measures we have been taking. But the government is devoted to restoring them.

“We will not fight the second wave along with limited resources as in the first, we have been now equipped. We produce twenty million surgical masks that we deliver daily in schools and not just at no cost. We doubled the number of ICU careers and hired medical staff. Great invested in healthcare. ”