The ministry also reported 55 coronavirus-related deaths, compared with 83 the previous day. The number is much lower than at the height of the pandemic in Italy (March and April), when a daily peak of more than 900 deaths was reached.
Italy was the first country in Europe to be hit by Covid-19 and it has the second highest death toll on the continent after Great Britain – 36,427 deaths, according to official data.
However, some experts said the measures were very limited and some local leaders have already announced more aggressive actions for their regions.
On Thursday, Campania, which is centered in the city of Naples, in the south of the country, ordered that all your schools closed for two weeks, while regional leader Vincenzo De Luca said on Friday that he would impose a curfew on the night of October 31 to prevent the virus from spreading at “stupid” Halloween parties.
The head of Lombardy, in the north, the hardest hit region in Italy, said on Friday that he would revise the opening hours of bars and restaurants and close game centers and bingo halls. He also asked universities to return to distance learning.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte ruled out the reintroduction of a national blockade.