Italy is extending the Nationwide lockdown until Easter, as authorities are hopeful after drastic reduction in new cases of infection. On Monday, authorities reported 1,648, as opposed to 3,815 the previous day.
The number of those killed by the virus sadly again increased with 812 deaths reported, compared with 756 the day before.
Italy believes the peak of its crisis will come in just over a week’s time. Currently Italy is the world’s worst hit country from the coronavirus. In total, 11,591 people have died in the country, the government says.
On Monday, the national doctors’ association announced the deaths of 11 more doctors, taking the total up to 61.
The lockdown – which was due to end on Friday – will now continue until at least 12 April, which is Easter Sunday.