New Covid cases in Italy as measures floated for return of schools

ROME –  Tents may potentially be used with cases of overcrowded classrooms or to further ensure safety while plans have been raised for anti-droplet curtains to be introduced on trains and buses to help kickstart the economy with full-capacity on public transport, reports la Repubblica.

 There was a slight drop as 259 new cases of Coronavirus were announced in Italy on Monday, compared to the 463 registered on Sunday.

 On a day when the worldwide number of positive cases passed 20 million, Italy suffered another four deaths as a result of the global pandemic. In the holiday climate thoughts turned to the return to work and school for many Italians in September.

 The consequences of the Summer holidays have been evident around Europe where cases continue to increase. Corriere della Sera reports that Roberto Speranza, Italian minister for health, is looking at ways of bringing in “fast tests in airports”. At first these fast tests would only apply to those returning from Spain and Greece, which announced it was experiencing a second wave on Monday.  

 

jhh