00:07 GMT30 October 2020
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    According to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the quake occurred at a depth of 8 km, with the epicentre located 18 km of the town of Massa, in the region of Tuscany.

    A 2.6-magnitude earthquake has rocked Italy, 2 km to the north of Camaiore, Tuscany, the National Institute of Volcanology and Geophysics said. 

    ​The quake was registered at a depth of 8 km, and its epicentre was located not far from the town of Massa in Tuscany, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said.  

    This comes amid the ongoing outbreak of the new coronavirus in the country, with the number of infected people there currently estimated at 9,172 and 463 deaths. 

    Earlier in the day, Italy's agricultural association announced that the government's ban on movement across the country, which is aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 disease, would not cause shortages of food and basic necessities. On Monday, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte issued a decree which expanded the quarantine in the northern regions to the entire country. All travel between regions and inside them is banned unless it is necessary for work, health or other serious purposes. 

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