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Covid-19: Italy returns to strict lockdown for Easter

Covid-19: Italy returns to strict lockdown for Easter

World
EPAItaly has entered a strict three-day lockdown to try to prevent a surge in Covid-19 cases over Easter.All regions are now in the "red zone" - the highest tier of restrictions - as the country battles a third wave, with about 20,000 new cases a day.Non-essential movement is banned, but people are allowed to share an Easter meal at home with two other adults.Churches are also open, but worshippers are being told to attend services within their own regions.For the second year, Pope Francis will deliver his Easter message to an empty St Peter's Square.Following the holiday weekend, different regions will then remain in either "orange zone" or "red zone" restrictions until the end of the month.Italy's restrictions come as countries across Europe try to control a surge in cases of the virus, ...
‘Doctor Who’ Season 13 begins filming under strict COVID-19 safety measures

‘Doctor Who’ Season 13 begins filming under strict COVID-19 safety measures

Entertainment
Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The producers of long-running British sci-fi series Doctor Who announced filming has commenced on the 13th season of the show's 2005 revival. BBC America, which airs Doctor Who in the United States, said Jodie Whittaker is returning as the 13th incarnation of the Doctor for Season 13, which is being filmed "under strict industry and U.K. government guidelines to ensure the safety of all cast and crew." Advertisement "In this strangest of years, the Doctor Who production team have worked wonders to get the show back into production," showrunner Chris Chibnall said. "We're thrilled to be back making the show." Chibnall said the extra time required to follow the COVID-19 safety protocols led to the decision to do an eight-episode season instead of the usual 11 episodes. "But...