Bars and restaurants will only provide takeout services. High schools will reopen for in-person instruction on Jan. 11 at 50% capacity, with 50% learning remotely. Kindergarten and primary schools will reopen in-person on Jan. 7.
The country reported 10,800 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total to more than 2.16 million.
More than 75,680 people have died, with 348 deaths recorded on Monday.
Italy became the first epicenter of the global pandemic last year outside of China, where the virus began, and was one of the first countries to impose a total lockdown in an effort to control the spread of the virus, which overwhelmed its health care system.
The restrictions will last until at least Jan. 15, and regional governors have the authority to implement even stricter constraints if they feel it’s necessary to curb the spread
Most of the coronavirus restrictions that were imposed during the Christmas holiday season has been extended until Jan. 15 as Italy battles the coronavirus pandemic.
While on Tuesday, Italy’s Council of Ministers approved a decree-law that prohibits travel between the country’s regions except for health or work reasons. People who live in “red zones,” areas hit the hardest by COVID-19, will be permitted to “move” just once a day to another single private home in their municipality and there must not be more than two adults per group.