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Coronavirus news: Italy's lockdown measures to be extended to 13 April

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    The death toll remains at over 800 a day Coronavirus news: Italy's lockdown measures to be extended to 13 April
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Although data has shown that the total number of cases in the country is slowing – with 4,053 new infections on Tuesday – the death toll remains at over 800 a day.

Anti-coronavirus lockdown measures in Italy are to be extended to 13 April, health minister Roberto Speranza has said.

He told the upper house Senate on Wednesday:

We must not confuse the first positive signals with an ‘all clear’ signal. Data shows that we are on the right path and that the drastic decisions are bearing fruit.”

Although data has shown that the total number of cases in the country is slowing – with 4,053 new infections on Tuesday – the death toll remains at over 800 a day.

Italy became the first western country to impose a lockdown on 9 March 2020.

Speranza added that the “battle (against the virus) is still very long.”