Italy could relax lockdown measures within weeks, but much of Europe reels as virus nears peak

Italy could look to ease some of its stringent lockdown restrictions at the end of April, the country’s prime minister has said, once again calling on Europe to help the country at the epicenter of the continent’s outbreak.

It comes as Italy looks to have overcome the worst in terms of daily infections and deaths from the coronavirus, but recent hopes of a peak elsewhere in Europe have been dashed in recent days.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Wednesday that the national lockdown in Italy, in place since March 9, could only be eased gradually.

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Source: NBC