The country lock was introduced on March 9, as the country quickly became one of the most affected countries in Europe in the COVID-19 pandemic. He has currently recorded 15,887 deaths – the highest number in the world – although his most recent daily increase of 525 deaths marks his smallest daily increase in the past two weeks.
Meanwhile, reported cases are at 128,948 – behind Spain and the United States – according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Country Health Minister Roberto Speranza told La Repubblica that the task of the country is now “to create the conditions for living with the virus,” according to the NY Post.
Details do not appear to be available, but Speranza also said he had outlined a “phase two” of the country’s five-step response, in which the lockdowns could be relaxed but not removed.
The country is currently scheduled to be locked out until April 13, although it is expected to be extended.
Even in phase two, social distancing would remain in place and there would be increased use of protective kits such as face masks, and health services would be intensified, it is understood.
He also told La Repubblica that “we cannot rule out a new wave of viruses”.
The prolonged foreclosure of the country has caused widespread financial insecurity.
As in the UK, many businesses, including shops, bars and restaurants, have been ordered to close.
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In the UK, Health Secretary Matt Hancock held the country’s most recent media availability today on Covid-19.
He expressed concern over the imposition of more stringent lockdowns, stating, “We have no plans to change these rules imminently, but we absolutely demand that people abide by them.
Stressed again the four reasons why British citizens can leave their homes, set out by the government at the start of the foreclosure.
These are: purchases of basic necessities such as food and medicine; one form of exercise per day; any medical need, in particular to avoid the risk of injury or harm; and get to work if necessary.
He was also asked about potential oxygen shortages in NHS hospitals as the number of patients admitted to intensive care units increased.
Hancock said the country has “an adequate supply of oxygen that hospitals need”.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to an anonymous hospital in London after 10 days of persistent symptoms of coronavirus.
Sources from Downing Street said that Mr. Johnson’s admission to the hospital was only a “precautionary measure.”