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Italy Unions, Businesses Agree to Worker Virus Protections

  • Rules will govern production, access, shift working and travel
  • Deal reached after 18 hours of talks, Premier Conte says
Pedestrians wearing protective face masks walk through a district of Milan, Italy.

Pedestrians wearing protective face masks walk through a district of Milan, Italy.

Photographer: Gianmarco Maraviglia/Bloomberg
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Italian unions and business representatives signed an accord to protect workers nationwide from the spread of the coronavirus in a bid to keep at least some production up and running.

“It is a primary objective to combine the continuation of production activities with the guarantee of conditions of health and safety in the workplace and working methods,” according to a decree announcing the measures.