Calling the crisis the “most difficult” one in Italy’s  post-war period, Conte announced that only “activities deemed vital for national production will be allowed” until at least April 3.

We are slowing down the country’s production engine but we are not stopping it

Urging the population to keep calm, stay at home and not hoard, the PM promised that all supermarkets and pharmacies, as well as banking services and essential public transport will remain open.


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