Despite a long 16 day lock down, The coronavirus death toll in Italy crossed 10,000. 889 newly reported deaths in the world’s worst hit country came a day after it registered 969 deaths on Friday, the highest single toll since the COVID-19 virus emerged late last year.
“Is it time to reopen the country? I think we have to think about it really carefully,” civil protection service chief Angelo Borrelli told reporters.
“The country is at a standstill and we must maintain the least amount of activity possible to ensure the survival of all.”
Business closures and the ban on public gatherings past their April 3 deadline. Italy now looks certain to extend its economically debilitating and emotionally stressful decision.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told Italians last day to be ready to spend more time at home. “If one is being reasonable, one cannot envision a quick return to normal life,” Conte said in his latest sombre television address.
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