Italy drops COVID-19 face mask rule for public transport
ROME — Italians will no longer have to wear face masks on public transport, the health ministry said on Thursday evening, in the latest relaxation of rules against the coronavirus pandemic.
The ministry said an executive order requiring masks to be worn on trains, buses and ferries, expiring on Friday, would not be renewed. However, the obligation has been extended to hospitals and nursing homes.
Italy is one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic, having reported more than 177,000 deaths from COVID-19 since its outbreak began in early 2020.
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