Italy which was known to be the epicenter of Coronavirus is to ease lockdown in the country. The country ordered one of the most strict lockdown measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus as it has the highest daily recorded cases of the virus in Europe.
Italy’s Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte announced the easing of the lockdown which will not only allow movement, but also the reopening of some business too.
Italy has been experiencing a drop in their daily cases and the announcement was made as the country has only recorded 153 death since the 9th of March which means the virus is coming to an end in the country.
The country borders will also be opened to travelers from Europe starting from June and Bars and restaurants are set to be reopened on the 18th of May, 2020.
“People will be able to go wherever they want – to a shop, to the mountains, to a lake or the seaside,’’Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said
The country also announced that traveling from other European Union (EU) countries will be made possible on the 3rd of June and that the travelers will come into Italy without having to be quarantined.
The Prime Minister of Italy said the decision taken is based on;
“calculated risk. We’re facing this risk and we have to accept it because otherwise, we will never get started again’’
Giuseppe Conte said places like the sport centers, movie theatres,Museum and galleries would be opened but large gathering remains prohibited.
Churches and other worship places will be opened up too and it was stated that there is still a need for face masks to be worn as people still have to protect themselves.
The European giant, Italy has recorded over 224,000 cases with nearly 32,000 deaths.