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Italy registers over 30,000 coronavirus deaths


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Italy has registered 30,201 deaths due to the novel coronavirus, after an increase of 240, the Civil Protection Agency reported on Friday.

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The country has reported a total of 217,185 infections, however, the number of new cases has been falling steadily.

Experts, however, suggested the numbers were significantly worse than is officially known, and death rates were likewise far higher than usual.

After Britain, Italy has seen the most deaths in Europe due to the virus.

On Monday, the government eased some of the measures that were part of the lockdown to contain the virus.

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Some regions say this easing does not go far enough, however, and the region of South Tyrol is allowing retailers to reopen, and is due to permit restaurants, bars, museums, hairdressers and more to start business again on Monday.

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