Italy and Austria have launched stricter measures to curb the rise in new coronavirus instances.
Late Sunday, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte introduced new restrictions on public life, together with midnight closing occasions for bars and eating places from Monday. Venues may be pressured to shut at 9 p.m. in case of huge crowds.
Conte insisted that “the technique isn’t and can’t be the identical as within the spring,” when Italy had one in all Europe’s highest demise charges from COVID-19 whereas on the similar time paying a excessive financial value because of the lockdown.
In the meantime, in Vienna, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz adopted swimsuit on Monday morning, asserting extra restrictions on personal gatherings.
From Friday, indoor gatherings will likely be restricted to 6 folks, whereas outside gatherings will likely be lowered to 12. Funerals are exempt from the rule. To reply to native outbreaks, states will be capable to impose regional restrictions, together with curfews.
“We should now do every thing we are able to to stop a second lockdown for Austria,” Kurz stated.
The bulletins got here as Eurostat, the EU’s statistics company, stated that roughly 168,000 extra folks had died throughout the bloc between March and June in comparison with the common for a similar interval over the 4 earlier years.
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