MILAN, April 21 (Reuters) - Italy will announce before the end of this week its plans for the gradual reopening from a lockdown imposed to fight the coronavirus emergency that will be applied starting from May 4, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Tuesday.
“I wish I could say: let’s reopen everything. Immediately. We start tomorrow morning ... But such a decision would be irresponsible. It would make the contagion curve go up in an uncontrolled way and would nullify all the efforts we have made so far,” Conte wrote in a Facebook post.
“We must act on the basis of a national (reopening) plan, which however takes into account the territorial peculiarities.” (Reporting by Agnieszka Flak, editing by Giselda Vagnoni)
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