CBS News reports:
A year after COVID-19 struck Italy, more than half of the country’s residents were set to be placed back under hard lockdown restrictions from Monday, March 15 at least through Easter. Restrictions are being tightened in response to yet another rise in case numbers — Italy is entering a third wave of coronavirus infections. Speaking at a vaccination center near Rome’s Fiumicino airport, Prime Minister Mario Draghi said the “measures are necessary to avoid a deterioration that would make even more stringent measures inevitable.”
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Year after COVID hit Italy, 3rd wave of infections sending most of country into new lockdown https://t.co/WHKGBiEtH5
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 12, 2021