Italy calls for reciprocity from EU partners as borders reopen over Covid-19 lockdown

As Italy reopens its borders for EU citizens, Italian government has called on partners to do the same as reciprocity measures, after the whole continent decided lockdown measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic. French ministers were the first officials to make the trip across the Alps, as FRANCE 24’s Rome correspondents report

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

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  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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