Italy has recorded 919 new coronavirus deaths, its highest daily figure in the outbreak so far. 9,134 people have now died from the virus in the country.
Italy is the worst-affected in Europe. Almost everything has been closed and people told to stay at home. Earlier on Friday, authorities warned that restrictions were likely to be extended beyond 3 April.
The number of currently infected people rose by 4,401 – a slightly lower increase than Thursday’s figure but still well up on the numbers from earlier in the week. There has been a total of nearly 86,500 confirmed cases in the country.