Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza has announced that it will close all nightlife options in the country from this Monday in order to contain the new upsurge in the coronavirus pandemic.
All nightclubs, including their open air events as well as beach clubs, will remain closed, and anyone meeting between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am in bars, restaurants and public places, “or in places where there is a risk of overcrowding”. You have to wear a mask.
These new measures are explained on a day the country recorded more than 460 cases, after registering an unprecedented maximum since May of 629 infections in multiple outbreaks due to the concentration of young people in these locations on Saturday.
The situation has reached such a point that local experts are warning the Italian government that schools reopening is in jeopardy, which Speranza is definitely keen to contain.
“The contagion rates in Italy, although they are among the lowest in Europe, are increasing. We cannot ruin the victims of the last few months. Our priority must be to reopen schools with complete certainty in September,” he announced a post on Facebook.