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Italy closes high schools and maintains a 10 p.m. curfew after the highest daily toll of Covid infections

Italy is considering instituting a nationwide curfew at 10 p.m. and closing all high schools due to a surge in Covid infections.

The country reported the highest number of daily infections ever on Friday, with more than 10,000 people contracting the deadly virus in one day.

Authorities will meet on Sunday evening to discuss new measures, including the closure of cafes, cinemas and restaurants, as well as lockdown measures.

Italy is considering introducing a nationwide 10 p.m. curfew and closing all high schools due to a surge in Covid infections

Italy is considering introducing a nationwide 10 p.m. curfew and closing all high schools due to a surge in Covid infections

The country reported the highest number of daily infections ever on Friday, with more than 10,000 people contracting the deadly virus in one day.

The country reported the highest number of daily infections ever on Friday, with more than 10,000 people contracting the deadly virus in one day.

The country reported the highest number of daily infections ever on Friday, with more than 10,000 people contracting the deadly virus in one day.

Football matches, both at the professional and amateur levels, are expected to be banned and only essential travel will be allowed, said The Telegraph.

The national measures form a baseline measurement and regional authorities can then add further restrictions if they see an increasing increase in the number of cases locally.

Lombardy, which became the global epicenter of the virus in February, has seen an increase in the number of cases, with more than 2,000 infections per day.

Intensive care units are already under pressure and alcohol sales are limited, contact sports are prohibited, and bingo salons are closed to fight infection.

Europe currently has more than 17 percent of total coronavirus cases worldwide and nearly 22 percent of deaths worldwide

Europe currently has more than 17 percent of total coronavirus cases worldwide and nearly 22 percent of deaths worldwide

Europe currently has more than 17 percent of total coronavirus cases worldwide and nearly 22 percent of deaths worldwide

Under new measures, only table service is available from 6pm in bars and drinking is prohibited in public places.

Campania, which also suffers from comparable high infections, has closed schools for two weeks.

The Vatican has confirmed that someone living in the same hotel as the Pope has tested positive, as have 11 of the Swiss Guards who are protecting him.

Many restaurants, bars and cafes in Italy are under strict new rules to limit contact between people

Many restaurants, bars and cafes in Italy are under strict new rules to limit contact between people

Many restaurants, bars and cafes in Italy are under strict new rules to limit contact between people

It’s because countries across Europe are seeing a rise in the number of cases, bringing new restrictions.

7,840 cases were reported in Germany on Saturday, a new record.

Angela Merkel has urged people to avoid unnecessary travel, cancel parties, and stay at home whenever possible.

By European standards, Germany has so far experienced relatively low infection and death rates during the pandemic, but Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that there could be 19,200 infections per day if current trends continue.

The Champs-Eylsées is virtually empty after a curfew in Paris, closing places at 9pm

The Champs-Eylsées is virtually empty after a curfew in Paris, closing places at 9pm

The Champs-Eylsées is virtually empty after a curfew in Paris, closing places at 9pm

Meanwhile, in France, which currently has the highest number of cases, 12,000 additional police officers have been deployed to enforce new lockdown rules.

In the past seven days, it registered nearly 142,800 new infections, more than the 132,430 recorded during the full two-month lockdown from mid-March to mid-May.

In Paris and eight other cities, restaurants, bars and cinemas have to close at 9 p.m. to reduce contact.

Meanwhile, authorities in Sweden are introducing local lockdowns in a new step for the country that had so far opposed harsh measures.

A graph showing the daily reported cases of coronavirus in Sweden since the start of the pandemic, which have increased in recent weeks after a sustained decline

A graph showing the daily reported cases of coronavirus in Sweden since the start of the pandemic, which have increased in recent weeks after a sustained decline

A graph showing the daily reported cases of coronavirus in Sweden since the start of the pandemic, which have increased in recent weeks after a sustained decline

The Scandinavian country was a topic of conversation during the pandemic for its opposition to the imposition of a national lockdown, just like its European neighbors.

Europe currently has more than 17 percent of the total global coronavirus cases recorded and nearly 22 percent of deaths worldwide.

Europe as a region reports more daily cases than India, Brazil and the United States combined. The increase is partly explained by much more testing than in the first wave of the pandemic.

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