Covid-19: Italy plots return to normal life as other states prepare to extend lockdowns

Spain and France set to extend emergency measures as talks on eurozone response to coronavirus crisis break down

8th April, 2020
Covid-19: Italy plots return to normal life as other states prepare to extend lockdowns
A nurse takes a woman’s temperature at a Padua hospital. Italy is planning a slow return to normal life. Picture: NurPhoto via Getty Images

Italy is advancing plans to gradually loosen stringent restrictions on public life as Europe’s exit from measures to contain the coronavirus begins to take shape.

Prime minister Giuseppe Conte’s government is organising an approach that involves a full return to normal life taking months, Bloomberg reported.

Schools are likely to remain closed until September. Some companies and shops may resume operations as soon as April 13, and Italians could be allowed...

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