The latest news on the current coronavirus situation in Italy and how measures taken by the Italian authorities may affect you.
Italy’s death toll, the worst globally, topped 16,500 on Monday.
Italy has now confirmed a total of 132,547 cases, 16,523 of them fatal. Another 636 coronavirus patients died in the past 24 hours, an increase from the day before when the death toll hit a two-week low of 525.
Some Italian regions, including Lombardy, have introduced rules requiring people to cover their faces while shopping or even anytime they’re outside.
Italy has shut all stores except for pharmacies and food shops and closed down all but the most essential businesses, and travel between different towns is banned except for work or in emergency situations.