New pandemic measures for Italy’s first virus epicentre

A woman at the Colosseo underground metro station in Rome on October 16. Italy’s Lombardy region will see tighter regulations to fight a second wave of the coronavirus. – AFP pic, October 17, 2020.

THE Italian region of Lombardy, the first European epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, has ordered all bars to shut at midnight from today as it battles a second wave of the disease.

All amateur sporting events have also been put on hold in the wealthy northern region where the first cases of Covid-19 in Europe emerged in February.

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