Health minister: Italy to adopt nationwide rule on outdoor face masks

Italians will soon be forced to wear face masks at all times when outdoors, Health Minister Roberto Speranza said Tuesday, confirming reports about upcoming virus containment measures.The government is planning “the extension of the obligation to wear face masks also outdoors,” Speranza told the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of parliament.The measure should be part of a decree due to be adopted on Wednesday, he added.Speranza also said there would be a stricter enforcement of social-distancing rules in public spaces, given the contagion risk from gatherings of people.Face masks are alre…

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