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22 oct. 2020 | 04h49 UTC

Italy: Authorities to introduce night-time curfew in Lazio region from October 23 /update 45

Italy Alerte de sécurité

Authorities to introduce 23:00-05:00 curfew in Lazio region from October 23; follow authority directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 22/10/2020, 12h00 until 30/11/2020, 11h59 (Europe/Rome). COUNTRY/REGION Lazio

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Italian authorities announced on Wednesday, October 21, that a night-time curfew is set to be implemented in the Lazio region, including Rome, from Friday, October 23. The nightly curfew will be in effect between 23:00 - 05:00 (local time), and is being implemented in an effort to further curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Additional restrictions regarding schools and universities are awaited.

A similar curfew was announced on October 19, in the Lombardy region.

As of Wednesday, October 21, health authorities have confirmed 449,648 COVID-19 cases in Italy, with 36,832 associated deaths. Further international spread of the virus is expected in the near term.


The first case of COVID-19 was reported on December 31 and the source of the outbreak has been linked to a wet market in Wuhan (Hubei province, China). Since then, human-to-human transmission of the virus has been confirmed.

Cases of the virus have been confirmed in numerous countries and territories worldwide. On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the global outbreak a pandemic. Virus-screening and quarantining measures are being implemented at airports worldwide, as well as extensive travel restrictions.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough, and tiredness. Some patients may experience other symptoms such as body pains, nasal congestion, headache, conjunctivitis, sore throat, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell or a rash on skin or discoloration of fingers or toes. These symptoms (in most cases mild) appear gradually. Generally, most patients (around 80 percent) recover from the disease without being hospitalized.


Measures adopted by local authorities evolve quickly and are usually effective immediately. Depending on the evolution of the outbreak in other countries, authorities are likely to modify, at very short notice, the list of countries whose travelers are subject to border control measures or entry restrictions upon their arrival to the territory in question. It is advised to postpone nonessential travel due to the risk that travelers may be refused entry or be subject to quarantine upon their arrival or during their stay.

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, travelers are advised to abide by the following measures:

  • Frequently clean hands by applying an alcohol-based hand rub or washing with soap and water.
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue; if used, throw the tissue away immediately and wash hands.
  • If experiencing a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or any other symptoms suggestive of respiratory illness, including pneumonia, call emergency services before going to the doctor or hospital to prevent the potential spread of the disease.


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