Venice hit by new high tide as St Mark’s Square is closed

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Venice has been hit by a new high tide as the government declares a state of emergency.

St Mark’s Square, the most famous public square in the city, has been closed, while schools and a number of public offices are remaining closed for a third day

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has pledged €20 million to help with the clean-up operation.

On Monday the city experienced a high tide of 187cm, the highest since 1966.

On Friday it reached 160cm and locals have been advised to travel only when necessary.

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