A medical worker performs a swab test for Covid-19 at a drive-through swab testing site of the Tor Vergata hospital in Rome on Saturday. Photo: AFP A medical worker performs a swab test for Covid-19 at a drive-through swab testing site of the Tor Vergata hospital in Rome on Saturday. Photo: AFP
A medical worker performs a swab test for Covid-19 at a drive-through swab testing site of the Tor Vergata hospital in Rome on Saturday. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Italy braces for tough Christmas lockdown as Europe battles virus surge

  • Italy became the latest country to announce a new regime of restrictions until January 6
  • New rules include limits on people leaving their homes, closing non-essential shops and curbs on travel

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A medical worker performs a swab test for Covid-19 at a drive-through swab testing site of the Tor Vergata hospital in Rome on Saturday. Photo: AFP A medical worker performs a swab test for Covid-19 at a drive-through swab testing site of the Tor Vergata hospital in Rome on Saturday. Photo: AFP
A medical worker performs a swab test for Covid-19 at a drive-through swab testing site of the Tor Vergata hospital in Rome on Saturday. Photo: AFP
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