This is an excerpt from the Prime Minister's speech as reported in the article I mentioned above:
"...we respond with two new measures:
First, in areas with a dangerous increase of cases, those of levels 3 and 4, the traffic will be prohibited from 12.30 after midnight until 5.00 in the morning. Excluded, of course, are those who work at night and in emergencies. The aim is to reduce commuting and evening gatherings, which favor the transmission of the virus. With less fun, perhaps, for a while. But with more health for a long time. A prediction that already applies, after all, in many European capitals and regions. And the first report is encouraging.
Second, the use of a mask becomes mandatory everywhere. Not only indoors but also outdoors. Because the coronavirus lurks everywhere, without waiting at the entrance of a store. "He does not eat at the door", to speak in the language of the younger ones. To put it simply, we will enter the cafe or restaurant from now on with a mask. Which we will remove only when we sit at the table. And of course the ban on standing in indoor rooms is still in force. I will repeat: The mask is the vaccine before the vaccine. If two citizens wear it properly and one is infected, the chance of transmission when they are together is infinitesimal."
It would appear that the use of masks everywhere is not related to measures in the higher level areas.