Italy To Extend Lockdown ‘At Least’ Until April 12

Healthcare workers dealing with the new coronavirus crisis in Spain, hug each other as they are cheered on by people outside La Fe hospital in Valencia on March 26, 2020. – Spain’s coronavirus toll surged above 4,000 today but the increase in both fatalities and infections slowed, raising hope a nationwide lockdown was starting to curb the spread of the epidemic. Spain currently has the world’s second highest death toll after Italy, and has so far suffered 4,089 deaths after another 655 people succumbed to the virus in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said. (Photo by JOSE JORDAN / AFP)

 

 

Italy will extend its lockdown at least until April 12 to help curb novel coronavirus infections that have already claimed 11,591 lives, the health minister said on Monday.

A meeting of the government’s scientific committee recommended extending all containment measures at least until Easter Sunday, April 12, Roberto Speranza said in a statement.

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