Police to carry out stricter controls on people walking around Rome.
Rome police are to begin checking 'all cars' driving around the capital in a bid to reduce the number of people still in circulation despite a nationwide lockdown due to the Coronavirus emergency.
The zero-tolerance measures, which take effect from 21 March "until further notice", will see police checking all vehicles instead of just spot checks, to ask people their reason for travelling, reports Italian news agency ANSA.
There will also be roadblocks to check that people do not take advantage of the fine weather to go on weekend trips to the countryside or the sea.
Police have stated that the new measures will inevitably result in some traffic tailbacks, reports ANSA.
In addition to the new controls on motorists, police will also be carrying out more checks on people out walking.