Italy’s capital Rome facing possibility of return to lockdown as COVID cases rise

The Italian region of Lazio, which includes the capital Rome, has warned residents that local lockdowns may have to be reimposed if there continue to be new clusters of coronavirus cases.

Lazio’s Health Commissioner Alessio D’Amato reported 17 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, 10 of which were foreign residents who had returned to Italy from abroad.

Rome has recently seen clusters of coronavirus infections among its Bangladeshi residents who have been returning from working in Bangladesh.

Italy has banned arrivals from 13 at-risk countries, including Bangladesh, after the rise in cases.

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