Italy recorded a one-day coronavirus death toll of 168 on Tuesday – the highest since the outbreak began as the country implemented quarantine measures to control the spread. Here’s the latest news on Tuesday.
The number of patients in intensive care rose by 144, to a total of 877 nationwide.
With the rapid increase in cases in Italy, the government on Tuesday morning implemented nationwide measures to control the spread of the virus.
These included a ban on public gatherings, closure of cinemas and tourist attractions, and travel restrictions until April 3.