COVID: Rome ‘movida’ sites shut down after gatherings

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(ANSA) – ROME, FEB 15 – Police have closed down the sites of ‘movida’ youth street nightlife after excessive social
gatherings for St Valentine’s Day in Rome.
    At the weekend police fined some 40 people and shut down the
historic piazzas and other gathering points for the movida.
    These included Rione Monti, the Historic Centre, the Tridente
area, Trastevere, Pigneto, Ponte Milvio and Piazza Bologna.
    Several bars were fined for serving alcohol after the six p.m.
    A young man was cited for threatening a public officer after
being found without a facemask in the San Lorenzo area.
    Meanwhile in Rimini some 29 people were fined for breaching
COVID rules in the Romagna Riviera hotspot’s movida zones.
    Several hotbeds of social gathering were also shut down there.
    The closures are temporary. (ANSA).


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