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Italy is going into lockdown again – Cinemas, Gyms and swimming pools have been ordered shut

Italy is moving towards a full lockdown by shutting cinemas, gyms and swimming pools from Monday

Italy is moving towards a full lockdown by shutting cinemas, gyms and swimming pools from Monday in an attempt to curb the rapid rise in coronavirus infections.

Bars and restaurants will have to close by 18:00 but shops and the majority of businesses will remain operating.

Italy’s measures were agreed between Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and regional leaders.

The Campania region, which contains Naples, has been among those calling for tighter restrictions. 

Mr Conte has said he does not want to repeat the national lockdown imposed during the first wave in March and April because of the economic damage caused. 

Under the new measures, the bulk of secondary school teaching will be conducted online instead of in the classroom. 

The Italian move comes amid demonstrations in Naples, and then Rome, against stricter coronavirus measures. 

Saturday saw a new daily record of cases in Italy of more than 19,600. The number of deaths was 151.

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