Italy will tighten measures against coronavirus after the number of new cases increased.
Its Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said in a televised address on Sunday evening, the measures were needed “to avoid a new lockdown”.
Conte said that mayors will get powers to close public areas after 21:00 and the opening times of restaurants and the size of groups allowed will tighten.
“The government is here but everyone has to do their part,” Conte said.
The decision came following Italy’s highest daily infection rate for the second day in a row.
Italy announced 11,705 new cases on Sunday, beating the previous record on Saturday, of 10,925.