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Italy Readies National Curfew, Movement Bans for Risk Areas

  • Conte’s newest curbs set tougher rules for hardest-hit spots
  • Latest decree draft calls for a nationwide curfew at 10 p.m.
The Fontana di Trevi before curfew in Rome on Nov. 2.
The Fontana di Trevi before curfew in Rome on Nov. 2.Photographer: Lorenzo Di Cola/NurPhoto/Getty Images
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Italy is poised to ban people from leaving or entering cities and towns in high-risk areas, likely including the financial capital Milan, as part of the government’s latest attempt to check the rapid spread of the coronavirus.

A 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew will also be imposed across the country, according to a draft decree seen by Bloomberg. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte signed off on the new restrictions overnight, said a government official, who asked not to be identified in line with policy.