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Italy Sets Reopening Plan With Caveat on Second Virus Wave

  • Construction, manufacturing to resume on May 4, Conte says
  • Some Europeans gingerly return to work as virus deaths decline
Workers of the Emergency Medical Services of Catalonia attend a patient on April 24.

Workers of the Emergency Medical Services of Catalonia attend a patient on April 24.

Photographer: Pau Barrena/AFP Getty Images

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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said his country will start easing lockdown restrictions on May 4, setting up a key test of Europe’s efforts to restart public life and economies immobilized by the coronavirus.