Coronavirus-Italy: “New restrictions needed to avoid a third wave”, says Conte | WORLD

The Italian government will need to impose new restrictions during the festive season to curb the spread and avoid a third catastrophic wave of the coronavirus, the Italian prime minister said in an interview.

“In addition, new restrictions are needed now. “We must avoid a third wave at all costs, because this will be catastrophic in terms of human losses,” Conte told the newspaper. La Stampa.


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Giuseppe Conte said the vaccination campaign would need to reach about 10 to 15 million people to have an “effective impact on immunity” and that this goal would be achieved by the end of spring or before summer at the latest.