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Conte Cautiously Edges Italy Out of Virus Lockdown From May 4

  • PM warns renewed surge would do ‘irreversible’ economic harm
  • Construction, manufacturing first to be allowed to restart
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Italy Announces Plan to Start Easing Virus Lockdown
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Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Italy will cautiously begin lifting a nationwide lockdown on May 4, giving an initial respite to businesses paralyzed by weeks of containment measures to check the spread of the coronavirus.