A couple wearing face masks walk past a poster representing the Colosseum in l Rome on Tuesday. Photo: AFP A couple wearing face masks walk past a poster representing the Colosseum in l Rome on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
A couple wearing face masks walk past a poster representing the Colosseum in l Rome on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Italy tightens rules as Europe surges past 250,000 coronavirus deaths

  • Local festivals banned, and Italian mayors given authority to close public squares and other gathering places after 9pm
  • Israel and Australia’s Melbourne ease strict lockdowns; study finds coronavirus remains active on human skin for nine hours

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A couple wearing face masks walk past a poster representing the Colosseum in l Rome on Tuesday. Photo: AFP A couple wearing face masks walk past a poster representing the Colosseum in l Rome on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
A couple wearing face masks walk past a poster representing the Colosseum in l Rome on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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