Italy shuts museums under new decree to tackle coronavirus.
Italy will close its museums, libraries and archaeological sites from 6 November until 3 December, as part of strict new measures to combat a second wave of covid-19.
The closure, confirmed in a statement from the Italian culture ministry this evening, also shuts down exhibitions on display within museums, libraries or archaeological sites.
The news comes just a month after the opening of the Torlonia Marbles exhibition, one of the world's most anticipated shows this year, in Rome.
Italy's museums were shut on 8 March due to the pandemic and reopened to the public on various dates in May and June.
In ottemperanza al Dpcm 3 novembre 2020 per contrastare il #COVID19, il #MiBACT comunica che dal 5 novembre al 3 dicembre 2020 sono sospese mostre e servizi di apertura al pubblico di musei, archivi, biblioteche, aree archeologiche e complessi monumentali. https://t.co/zaoz3kYvVI pic.twitter.com/rTsi5W8JG7
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