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Italy Extends Latest COVID-19 Restrictions to Tuscany, Four Other Regions

The Italian government extends its latest COVID-19 restrictions to Tuscany and four other regions, taking effect on Nov. 11, in an attempt to curb the cases from rising amid the second wave of the pandemic.

The Italian government extendes its latest COVID-19 restrictions to Tuscany and four other regions, taking effect on Nov. 11, in an attempt to curb the cases from rising amid the second wave of the pandemic.

According to a report that cited a health ministry source, Italy will place the regions of Tuscany, where the cities of Florence and Siena are located, Liguria, Abruzzo, Umbria, and Basilicata in the orange zone where bars and restaurants are closed and people cannot leave their respective towns and cities.

However, shops remain open and people are free to move within their homes and cities.

Other regions placed in the orange zone are Puglia and Sicily.

Meanwhile, the regions of Lombardy, Piedmont, Valle d’Aosta, and Calabria are in the red zone, which has the strictest restrictions.

Last Nov. 6, Italy imposed nationwide restrictions and divided the country into three zones based on local infection rates and hospital capacity.

Last Nov. 9, Italy reported 25,271 new cases, a day after it reported 32, 616 new cases. Its total number of cases has now reached 960,373.

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