Italian Prime Minister announces countrywide lockdown – Italy is extending its coronavirus quarantine measures, which include a ban on public gatherings, to the entire country.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said that people would only be permitted to travel for work or
He said the measures, which come into effect on Tuesday, were to defend the most fragile members of
Italy’s coronavirus death toll jumped on Monday by 97 to 463. It is the worst-hit country after
The number of confirmed infections also increased to 9,172, up from 7,375 on Sunday, official
Cases of the virus have been confirmed in all 20 Italian regions.
What did Mr Conte say?
In a televised address on Monday, Mr Conte said that Italy’s “customs must change” and that
the best thing was for people to stay at home.
“We’re having an important growth in infection… and of deaths,” he said.