Italy extends lockdown until 'at least' April 12Italy has extended its sweeping lockdown until at least mid-April to stem COVID-19 infectionsROME - Italy on Monday extended an economically crippling lockdown until "at least" mid-April to stem coronavirus infections that have claimed a world-leading 11,591 lives. Its own toll grew by 812 on Monday and the number of infections reported by the civil protection service surpassed 100,000. But fresh evidence also suggested that COVID-19 was spreading more slowly than when the first victim died in Italy on February 21. Deputy Health Minister Pierpaolo Sileri said the latest data showed that Italy might see "a drop in the number of people infected within seven to 10 days". The latest data was released nearly three weeks into a national lockdown that has emptied cities and paralysed most business activity.
Source: Bangkok Post March 30, 2020 18:56 UTC