On March 8, Italy became the second country in Europe to surpass 100000 COVID-19 deaths. The first European country with this tragic figure is the United Kingdom.
In response to the rising cases of COVID-19, the authorities are placing three more regions under tighter restrictions.
Two in the north of the country – Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto – will be raised to orange zones. While the Campania region, which includes Naples, will be re-classified as a red zone, the highest-risk level.