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Coronavirus: Clashes in Naples over tightening restrictions

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media captionProtests in Naples over possible lockdown

Protesters in Naples opposed to stricter coronavirus measures clashed with police late into the night.

Some threw smoke bombs and firecrackers in the centre of the southern Italian city; police responded with tear gas.

The mainly young crowd defied a night-time curfew imposed late on Friday in the Campania region after cases rose.

Regional President Vincenzo de Luca has called for a national lockdown to avoid a repeat of the casualties seen in the first wave earlier this year.

Hundreds broke through a police cordon near the regional headquarters building late on Friday, Italy's Ansa news agency reports.

Along with smoke bombs, bottles were thrown at the 100-strong line of police in riot gear.

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Demonstrators earlier gathered in front of a university building in response to calls on social media. One carried a banner with the words "you close us, you pay us".

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image captionSmoke bombs and firecrackers were thrown
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image captionProtesters chanted slogans calling for financial help

Naples police commissioner Alessandro Giuliano condemned "criminal behaviour".

"No conditions of discomfort, however humanly understandable, can in any way justify violence," he said.

Italy, badly hit during the first wave of the virus in March and April, has seen a spike in new daily infections - 19,143 were registered on Friday. Ninety-one deaths were recorded, though that is much lower than the peak of fatalities in the first wave.

Regional leaders have the power to impose their own measures, but Campania's president said regional lockdowns would not be enough.

"We need to make one last effort to get things under control. We need to shut everything down for a month, for 40 days," he said in a statement posted on the regional government's website.

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image captionThe protesters defied a curfew imposed late on Friday

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has said he does not want to repeat the national lockdown imposed during the first wave, as Italy continues to grapple with the severe economic consequences.

Campania is the second worst-hit region in Italy in terms of new cases, behind Lombardy, which was the epicentre when the pandemic first arrived in Italy.

More than 37,000 people have died with coronavirus in Italy, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, and over 484,000 have been infected.

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*Deaths per 100,000 people

US 255,640 78.2 12,192,072
Brazil 169,183 80.8 6,071,401
India 133,738 9.9 9,139,865
Mexico 101,676 80.6 1,041,875
UK 55,024 82.0 1,512,045
Italy 49,823 82.2 1,408,868
France 48,518 74.7 2,127,051
Iran 44,802 54.8 854,361
Spain 42,619 91.3 1,556,730
Argentina 37,002 83.4 1,370,366
Russia 36,192 24.8 2,096,749
Peru 35,549 111.1 948,081
Colombia 35,287 71.1 1,248,417
South Africa 20,903 36.2 767,679
Indonesia 16,002 6.0 502,110
Belgium 15,618 136.0 558,779
Chile 15,069 80.5 540,640
Germany 14,159 17.0 934,907
Poland 13,618 35.9 861,331
Ecuador 13,201 77.3 185,643
Turkey 12,358 15.0 446,822
Iraq 11,958 31.1 535,321
Canada 11,502 31.0 333,808
Ukraine 11,423 25.8 653,442
Romania 10,047 51.5 418,645
Bolivia 8,907 78.5 143,978
Netherlands 8,894 52.1 484,806
Philippines 8,173 7.7 420,614
Pakistan 7,696 3.6 376,929
Czech Republic 7,196 67.5 492,263
Egypt 6,548 6.7 113,027
Sweden 6,406 64.2 208,295
Bangladesh 6,388 4.0 447,341
Saudi Arabia 5,780 17.1 355,258
Morocco 5,316 14.8 324,941
China 4,742 0.3 92,116
Guatemala 4,076 23.6 118,629
Switzerland 4,056 47.6 290,601
Portugal 3,897 38.0 260,758
Hungary 3,891 40.1 177,952
Panama 2,957 70.8 154,783
Bulgaria 2,880 40.8 121,820
Honduras 2,857 29.8 104,435
Tunisia 2,821 24.4 88,711
Israel 2,806 33.5 329,403
Austria 2,388 26.9 247,188
Dominican Republic 2,310 21.7 138,410
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2,276 68.5 80,006
Algeria 2,272 5.4 74,862
Jordan 2,236 22.4 183,429
Moldova 2,149 53.0 97,941
Ireland 2,023 42.0 70,461
Armenia 1,976 66.9 126,709
Kazakhstan 1,945 10.6 126,182
Japan 1,943 1.5 133,034
Myanmar 1,739 3.2 79,246
Afghanistan 1,695 4.6 44,988
Paraguay 1,657 23.8 76,476
Ethiopia 1,647 1.5 105,785
Greece 1,630 15.5 91,619
Costa Rica 1,608 32.2 129,418
North Macedonia 1,511 72.5 54,743
Oman 1,380 28.6 122,081
Kenya 1,380 2.7 77,372
Croatia 1,353 32.6 103,718
Nepal 1,321 4.7 220,308
Kyrgyzstan 1,237 19.6 69,885
Serbia 1,199 17.2 121,120
Sudan 1,197 2.9 16,052
Nigeria 1,167 0.6 66,383
Azerbaijan 1,131 11.4 93,094
Belarus 1,096 11.6 123,999
Libya 1,089 16.3 77,823
El Salvador 1,081 16.8 37,562
Slovenia 1,052 50.6 65,308
Georgia 1,012 25.3 108,690
Kosovo 914 49.5 34,295
Australia 907 3.6 27,835
Lebanon 900 13.1 116,476
Venezuela 871 3.0 99,835
Kuwait 866 20.9 140,056
Denmark 784 13.6 70,485
Albania 699 24.2 32,761
Slovakia 693 12.7 96,472
Palestinian Territories 636 13.1 71,644
Yemen 608 2.1 2,099
Uzbekistan 603 1.9 71,659
United Arab Emirates 552 5.7 158,990
South Korea 509 1.0 31,004
Montenegro 439 69.9 31,062
Cameroon 435 1.7 23,528
Lithuania 386 13.8 47,047
Syria 376 2.2 7,225
Finland 375 6.8 21,639
Zambia 357 2.1 17,424
Bahrain 338 21.5 85,705
Angola 337 1.1 14,493
Malaysia 335 1.1 54,775
Senegal 330 2.1 15,882
DR Congo 327 0.4 12,180
Ghana 323 1.1 50,874
Norway 306 5.7 32,765
Zimbabwe 268 1.9 9,220
Luxembourg 260 43.0 29,762
Madagascar 251 1.0 17,341
Jamaica 238 8.1 10,284
Qatar 236 8.5 137,229
Haiti 232 2.1 9,214
Malawi 185 1.0 6,003
Uganda 172 0.4 17,968
Mauritania 169 3.8 8,128
Bahamas 163 42.3 7,413
Nicaragua 159 2.5 5,725
Latvia 153 7.9 13,120
Namibia 145 5.9 13,865
Mali 145 0.8 4,255
Guadeloupe 144 36.0 8,225
Guyana 143 18.4 5,133
Cuba 132 1.2 7,846
Ivory Coast 131 0.5 21,138
Mozambique 124 0.4 15,037
Gambia 123 5.4 3,726
Eswatini 120 10.6 6,219
Suriname 116 20.1 5,296
Belize 116 30.3 5,183
Trinidad and Tobago 115 8.3 6,450
Somalia 113 0.8 4,445
Malta 111 25.3 8,924
Cape Verde 104 19.1 10,276
Chad 101 0.7 1,642
Congo 93 1.8 5,632
Estonia 92 7.0 9,956
Sri Lanka 87 0.4 20,171
Tajikistan 86 0.9 11,894
Equatorial Guinea 85 6.5 5,130
Liberia 82 1.7 1,551
Andorra 76 98.7 6,256
Guinea 75 0.6 12,826
Sierra Leone 74 1.0 2,405
Uruguay 71 2.1 4,699
French Guiana 70 24.7 11,014
Niger 70 0.3 1,368
Burkina Faso 68 0.3 2,735
Togo 64 0.8 2,843
French Polynesia 63 22.7 12,978
Central African Republic 63 1.4 4,911
Djibouti 61 6.4 5,668
Thailand 60 0.1 3,920
South Sudan 60 0.5 3,047
Gabon 59 2.8 9,131
Mayotte 48 18.5 5,036
Channel Islands 48 28.2 1,094
Rwanda 47 0.4 5,665
Maldives 46 8.9 12,608
Aruba 45 42.5 4,731
Cyprus 44 3.7 8,643
Lesotho 44 2.1 2,086
Benin 43 0.4 2,916
Guinea-Bissau 43 2.3 2,421
San Marino 43 127.3 1,395
Martinique 37 9.8 4,732
Réunion 35 4.0 7,501
Vietnam 35 0.0 1,307
Botswana 31 1.4 9,594
Singapore 28 0.5 58,165
Iceland 26 7.7 5,277
New Zealand 25 0.5 2,030
Saint Martin 25 67.1 1,007
Isle of Man 25 29.7 368
Tanzania 21 0.0 509
Sao Tome and Principe 17 8.1 979
Diamond Princess cruise ship 13 712
Mauritius 10 0.8 494
Bermuda 9 14.3 227
Liechtenstein 8 21.1 1,112
Taiwan 7 0.0 617
Papua New Guinea 7 0.1 604
Comoros 7 0.8 596
Barbados 7 2.4 259
Turks and Caicos Islands 6 15.9 746
Gibraltar 4 11.9 958
Antigua and Barbuda 4 4.2 139
Curaçao 3 1.8 1,749
Monaco 3 7.8 582
Brunei 3 0.7 148
Cayman Islands 2 3.1 261
Saint Lucia 2 1.1 220
Fiji 2 0.2 35
MS Zaandam cruise ship 2 9
Burundi 1 0.0 662
British Virgin Islands 1 3.4 71
Montserrat 1 20.0 13
Western Sahara 1 0.2 10
Mongolia 0 0.0 640
Eritrea 0 0.0 551
Faroe Islands 0 0.0 500
Bhutan 0 0.0 382
Cambodia 0 0.0 306
Seychelles 0 0.0 163
Saint Barthelemy 0 0.0 127
St Vincent and the Grenadines 0 0.0 84
Dominica 0 0.0 72
Grenada 0 0.0 41
New Caledonia 0 0.0 32
Timor-Leste 0 0.0 30
Vatican 0 0.0 27
Laos 0 0.0 25
Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 0.0 20
Greenland 0 0.0 18
Falkland Islands 0 0.0 16
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0 0.0 16
Solomon Islands 0 0.0 16
Marshall Islands 0 0.0 4
Anguilla 0 0.0 3
Vanuatu 0 0.0 1

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This information is regularly updated but may not reflect the latest totals for each country.

** The past data for new cases is a three day rolling average. Due to revisions in the number of cases, an average cannot be calculated for this date.

Source: Johns Hopkins University, national public health agencies and UN population data

Figures last updated: 23 November 2020, 09:53 GMT

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