09:09 GMT26 February 2021
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    Although coronavirus restrictions are being lifted somwehat in Italy, Venice's traditional Carnival has been cancelled.

    Sputnik is live from the empty streets of Venice, Italy, where the coronavirus has left its footprint on the cultural life of one of Europe's most romantic cities.

    The world famous Venice carnival has been cancelled for a second consecutive year, as Italy is still grappling with the pandemic. Although some COVID-induced restrictions have been relaxed, a return to normalcy is still months away, just like for the rest of the world.

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    carnival, COVID-19, Venice, Italy
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