Rome-Italy’s prime minister has signed a decree to enforce a nationwide night curfew from 10:00 pm on Thursday to stop the resurgence of coronavirus, media reported.

Giuseppe Conte was expected to detail other anti-virus measures, such as shutting shopping centres, which will remain in force until December 3.

The reports say that Italy’s 20 regions will be classed with a three-tier system -- red, orange and green -- with the red states facing the most restrictive measures.