While national rules already mean masks must be worn outdoors in public places in the evening, Lazio is the latest region to extend this rule to 24 hours a day.
“Masks are also mandatory during the day in Lazio,” said regional health councilor Alessio D'Amato at a press conference on Friday morning, held at the Lazzaro Spallanzani hospital in Rome and broadcast on social media.
In the rest of Italy, face masks are compulsory indoors during the day and outdoors between 6pm to 6am if you're in a busy area.
The government is set to review exisiting national rules under the emergency decree on September 7th.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday the government plans to extend the current state of emergency in the country until January 2021.