Rome bans alcohol for Måneskin live performance


Måneskin resist medical doctors’ calls to postpone Rome live performance over covid fears.

Rome bar house owners are protesting over “unfair” alcohol restrictions within the metropolis centre on Saturday 9 July for the Måneskin live performance on the Circus Maximus.

The order, launched by the capital’s prefect, bans the takeaway sale of alcohol in glass bottles within the streets across the Circus Maximus space, stretching from Piazza Venezia to By way of Merulana, stories Italian information company ANSA.

Merchants complain that the ban of takeaway alcohol doesn’t apply to supermarkets and that when contained in the venue a “famous model of beer” can promote its product freely to concert-goers.

Bar and restaurant house owners within the centre additionally stress that no such restrictions have been in place for current large-scale occasions on the Circus Maximus, notably the Vasco Rossi live shows in June.

Earlier this week the Eurovision-winning Måneskin confronted down calls from Rome medical doctors to postpone their sold-out present, as a result of fears of it performing as a “mega-cluster” for brand new covid infections.

The town’s councillor for main occasions Alessandro Onorato criticised the medics’ “specious” calls and confirmed that the much-anticipated live performance would go forward as deliberate on Saturday.

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