Italy to relax Covid restrictions as Draghi hopes ‘gamble’ pays off

Posted by on April 25, 2021 6:03 am
Categories: Global Stories

Prime minister under pressure within coalition to lift lockdown measures but death toll remains high

Italy will begin easing its coronavirus lockdown on Monday in what is considered to be prime minister Mario Draghi’s first significant gamble since taking office in February.

More than half of Italy’s 20 regions will be in the more lenient “yellow zone” category of restrictions even though the country is still recording thousands of new infections each day and a stubbornly high Covid-19 death toll.

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