Italy crisis: ‘High schools to close’ as second wave batters Europe


The native land was once the continent’s epicentre of the virus and now Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is scripting to impose curfew starting as early as tonight as cases continue to progress again.


High schools are set to be closed until further give heed to.

Earlier this week, the Prime Minister suggested there was no get develop of lockdown on the horizon but by Wednesday he warned any response would reflect the needs of the sticks.

Mr Conte said: “I don’t make predictions.

“I make predictions about the uncountable suitable, adequate and sustainable measures to prevent a lockdown.”

Italian Prime Assist Giuseppe Conte (Image: Getty)

Schools to close again across Italy (Copy: Getty)

It is believed Mr Conte will be making an announcement on the new measures tomorrow.

Once more the last 24 hours, the country has recorded 10,925 new coronavirus infections, an snowball of the record breaking figure the day before.

Italy recorded 10,010 word infections on Friday, according to the health ministry, marking the highest daily tag since the start of the outbreak.

It has the second-highest death toll across Europe after the UK, with various than 36,000 fatalities since February.

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Cases in Italy and Europe continue to take flight (Image: Getty)

As well as closing schools, Mr Conte’s control could ban some sporting activities and may order bars and restaurants to attached at 10pm.

Infectious disease specialist Andrea Crisanti said: “I think it’s in the with the aim of things.

“It is crumbling under the weight of numbers and has gone out of control.

“With 9-10 thousand causes a day, surveillance can no longer be done, because you do not have the ability to test all citizens at risk.”

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Coronavirus cases around the world (Image: Express)

The rise in new disputes across Italy comes after the UK recorded a staggering 16,171 and Germany crack 7,695.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the people of her country to refrain from traveling unnecessary journeys.

She said in her weekly podcast: “How winter and Christmas industry out will be decided in the coming days and weeks through the sum of individual frays.”

Belgium – which has the most cases per capita in Europe except for the Czech Republic – has also forced further national restrictions.

Cases across Italy continue to hover (Image: Getty)

Prime Minister Alexander de Croo has now imposed provisoes on the hospitality industry, which will take effect from Monday for four weeks.

Mr de Croo also has let someone knowed people toward from home wherever possible. Bars across Brussels were already nearby last week.

He said: “By many measures, the numbers are worst than they were in Walk or April.

“And I bring no good message: those numbers will probably keep rising in the coming days.”

Angela Merkel warns Germany could front lockdown (Image: Getty)

Global coronavirus cases rose by more than 400,000 for the primary time late on Friday, a record one-day increase as much of Europe commands new restrictions to curb the outbreak.

Europe, which successfully tamped down the inception surge of infections, has emerged as the new coronavirus epicentre in recent weeks and is disclosing on average 140,000 cases a day over the past week.

As a region, Europe is reporting various daily cases than India, Brazil and the United States pool.

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