Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte stands during a session in the Senate, the upper house of parliament, on the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Rome, Italy, March 26, 2020 PHOTO: REUTERS

Italy may relax some anti-coronavirus measures by end of April: PM Conte to BBC

Provided the slowing trend of the epidemic continues says the Italian prime minister

Reuters April 09, 2020
ROME: Italy may start lifting some restrictions put in place to contain the spread of the new coronavirus by the end of April provided the slowing trend of the epidemic continues, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told the BBC in an interview on Thursday.

“We need to pick sectors that can restart their activity. If scientists confirm it, we might begin to relax some measures already by the end of this month,” Conte told the British state-owned broadcaster.

Conte warned that Italy cannot lower its guard and that the national lockdown imposed on March 9 could only be eased gradually.


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