Italy extends ban on travel between regions until 27 March

Photo: EPA PM Mario Draghi

The cabinet of Italy’s PM Mario Draghi on Monday decided to extend a ban on travel between regions by a month, until 27 March, ANSA reported.

The ban, part of the restrictions aimed at combatting the spread of Covid-19, was imposed by the past government of ex-premier Giuseppe Conte and was set to expire Thursday. "It is indispensable to continue with the restrictions with the (spread of the Covid) variants Health Minister Roberto Speranza said.

One of the criticisms directed at Conte's government was that decisions on coronavirus restrictions were frequently announced at the last minute, giving businesses little time to adapt or meaning that costly preparations made in view of restrictions being eased were for nothing.

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