Italy has announced a new raft of measures to tighten restrictions amid a surge in coronavirus cases.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said the measures were needed “to avoid a new lockdown as Italy recorded its highest daily infection rate for the second day in a row.
He added that the most effective measures remain the basic precautions wearing mask, distance and hand hygiene with relatives and friends. In these situations.
Italy was the European nation hardest hit at the start of the pandemic. It has now recorded 414,000 confirmed coronavirus cases. Its 36,500 deaths place it second to only the UK in Europe.
A number of nations have strengthened their approach to coronavirus as the so-called “second wave” of infections continues to increase.
France saw a record number of new cases on Saturday at 32,427 and there was close to another 30,000 on Sunday.
However, the rise in confirmed cases in Europe has to be set against the vastly increased testing that is now taking place compared to the first big wave back in March.