Italy began reopening again Monday, May 4, after a two-month #coronavirus shutdown with 4.4 million Italians able to return to work and restrictions on movement eased.
Italy one of the hardest-hit nations, began the process of reopening Monday with factory and construction workers allowed to return to their jobs. People will also be allowed to take walks and visit relatives, while restaurants will be allowed to provide take-away service.
The country has confirmed more than 210,000 cases and about 29,000 deaths. Health officials reported 174 new deaths Sunday, the lowest daily figure in about two months.
Health officials have cautioned against reopening too quickly and risking a new wave of infections that would reverse progress made in recent weeks in areas under lockdown.