Italy begins to emerge from lockdown

Italy is emerging from its two-month lockdown on Monday. Construction sites and factories are getting back to work. Restaurants will reopen for takeaway service, but bars and ice cream parlors will remain shut. People are still grappling with how to get the wheels turning again without sparking a second wave of infections. Italy’s COVID-19 death toll is now second only to the United States. Its economy – the eurozone’s third-largest – is expected to shrink more than in any year since the global depression of the 1930s.

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