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Rome: Far-right protesters clash with riot police over covid-19 curfew

Forza Nuova protest against Italy's "health dictatorship" in central Rome. Rome witnessed violent scenes in Piazza del Popolo and the nearby Flaminio neighbourhood last night, 24 October, as far-righ...

Naples curfew riots as Italy’s covid-19 cases hit new record

Street protests in Naples over prospect of lockdown as Italy registers over 19,000 new coronavirus cases. Italian police used tear gas against protestors during riots in the southern city of Naples a...

Covid 19: Rome bans takeaway sale of alcohol on weekend nights

Rome bans takeaway sale of alcohol on Friday and Saturday nights.Rome has banned the takeaway sale of alcohol on Friday and Saturday nights, from 21.00 until 07.00 the following morning, as part of ef...

Italy must avert second national lockdown, says Conte

Conte admits "growing concern" about covid-19 contagion in Europe and Italy. "Italy must avert a second nationwide lockdown," said premier Giuseppe Conte on Friday 23 October, calling on people to re...

Covid-19: Rome shuts down nightlife areas before curfew

Closure will affect popular nightlife areas in Rome at weekends. Rome will shut down some of the capital's areas most associated with nightlife, on weekend nights, in response to Italy's covid-19 eme...

Covid-19 in Rome: Limit social contacts for next 30 days, says Lazio governor

Zingaretti appeals for sense of responsibility in battling covid-19. The president of Italy's central Lazio region, which includes Rome, has requested that people reduce their social contacts for the...

Covid-19: Rome’s empty tourist buses to help reduce commuter crowds

Rome seeks to reduce crowds on public transport to allow for social distancing. Rome is set to draft in private buses in a bid to reduce crowding on the city's public transport network, according to...

Rome imposes night curfew to curb covid-19

Lazio becomes latest Italian region to impose curfew to tackle rise in covid-19 cases. Italy's central Lazio region, which includes Rome, is to be placed under curfew at night as regional authorities...

Covid-19: Italian regions impose curfews at night

Italian regions hard-hit by coronavirus to impose night curfews. Italy's northern Lombardy region, which includes Milan, has imposed a curfew to combat rising covid-19 numbers. The curfew, from 23...

Italy's president calls for collective responsibility in fight against covid-19

Mattarella said new phase should be met with "sense of responsibility but also with greater faith."  Italy's president Sergio Mattarella has called for collective responsibility amid a recent surge o...

Covid-19 in Italy: Expert calls for targeted lockdowns

"What Christmas will be like depends on what we decide now" says government's covid-19 consultant. Italy should apply immediate targeted local lockdowns to curb the steady rise in covid-19 cases in r...

Italy announces new restrictions amid covid-19 surge

New restrictions come as Italy registers 11,705 coronavirus cases in a day. Italian premier Giuseppe Conte announced a raft of further restrictions to curb the spread of covid-19, amid a recent surge...

Italy to announce new covid-19 restrictions

Conte expected to announce new measures later today. Italian premier Giuseppe Conte is set to announce today fresh emergency measures to combat the new wave of covid-19 cases, as the country register...

Vatican: Covid-19 case in Pope Francis residence

News follows 11 cases of coronavirus among the Swiss Guards. The Vatican has announced that a resident of the Casa S. Marta hostel, where Pope Francis lives, has tested positive for covid-19. The...

Italy's Campania region sets curfew for 'stupid American' Halloween

Campania sets a curfew on 31 October after closing schools for the rest of the month. Italy's southern Campania region which includes Naples has set a curfew of 22.00 on the night of 31 October to pr...
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