Italy’s Conte to announce new measures against virus surge on Sunday

FILE PHOTO: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrives for the European Union leaders face-to-face summit in Brussels, Belgium October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/Pool

October 17, 2020

MILANO (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will announce new measures on Sunday to counter a surge in coronavirus cases, his office said on Saturday.

Italy registered a record 10,925 new infections in 24 hours, the health ministry said on Saturday, up from the previous record of 10,010 cases posted on Friday.

(Reporting by Giuseppe Fonte, writing by Gianluca Semeraro; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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