Italy Faces Paralysis Under Quarantine Rules, Health Experts

A man wearing a face mask waits for a tram, as the region of Lazio makes face masks mandatory outdoors in all areas, as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases rise and Christmas nears, in Rome, Italy, December 23, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Health experts urged the Italian government on Monday to relax COVID-19 quarantine rules, saying that the country otherwise risked paralysis as the highly infectious Omicron variant spreads.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Crispian Balmer Editing by Gareth Jones