Italy move comes as countries around the world shift towards loosening strict lockdowns enforced to tackle virus.
Countries around the world including Australia, New Zealand, Iran and Spain are moving to ease coronavirus lockdowns as daily cases and deaths slow. Italy has announced it will ease its two-month old controls from May 4.
- At least 1.3 million Australians have downloaded the government’s COVIDsafe tracing app, as support for Prime Minister Scott Morrison surges thanks to his handling of the outbreak.
Worldwide, the number of people confirmed to have the coronavirus has risen to more than 2.97 million and at least 206,000 have died, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Some 868,000 people have recovered.