The whole of Italy is now in lockdown to battle COVID-19

"The numbers are showing that there has been a significant growth in infections, people in intensive care and deaths,” he said in a somber address. Image: REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Crispian Balmer
Journalist, Reuters
Angelo Amante
Journalist, Reuters
Gavin Jones
Writer, Reuters
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Confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Italy as of April 3 2020, by region
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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte speaks to media as he announces a decree that will close cinemas, schools in order to contain the coronavirus, in Rome, Italy. Image: REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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