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Stigende smittetal i Italien sender millioner af coronatrætte italienere i ny lockdown frem til påske

Mens Danmark har kurs mod en øget genåbning, er millioner af italienere nu igen beordret inden døre. Også i andre europæiske lande har en tredje smittebølge fået fat. Nye nedlukninger kan være på vej.

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Den italienske hovedstad, Rom, er en del af landets "røde zone" og blev fra mandag i denne uge underlagt nye, strikse restriktioner. Foto: Yara Nardi/Reuters Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi puts on a face mask during a visit to a new vaccination centre at Fiumicino Airport near Rome, on March 12, 2021, amid the covid-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic. - Italy is facing "a new wave" of coronavirus infections, the prime minister warned on March 12 as his government prepared to tighten restrictions across most of the country. Schools, restaurants, shops and museums are expected to close from March 14 in the majority of regions, after Italy recorded almost 26, 000 new Covid-19 cases and another 373 deaths on March 11. (Photo by GUGLIELMO MANGIAPANE / POOL / AFP) TOPSHOT - A medical worker (R) injects an over 80-years-old man with a dose of Moderna vaccine against COVID-19, on March 13, 2021 at his home in Dronero, Maira Valley, near Cuneo, Northwestern Italy. (Photo by Marco Bertorello / AFP) FILE PHOTO: Italy's special COVID-19 commissioner General Francesco Paolo Figliuolo gestures during a visit to a mass vaccination centre at Fiumicino Airport near Rome, Italy, March 12, 2021. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/Pool//File Photo

En voldsom smittestigning på 15 pct. på en uge, og så faldt hammeren.

Ca. 45 mio. italienere – svarende til tre fjerdedele af hele landets befolkning – tog mandag hul på endnu en omgang strikse corona-restriktioner, efter at landets premierminister, Mario Draghi, i sidste uge beordrede store dele af Italien i en ny benhård lockdown for at få bugt med smitten...

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