Italy extends lockdown until May 3
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Italy extends lockdown until May 3

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Giuseppe Conte, prime minister of hard-hit Italy, said he had taken the "difficult" decision to extend a weeks-long lockdown until May 3.

"We are extending the restrictions until May 3," he said in an address to the nation. "It is a difficult but necessary decision for which I assume full political responsibility,

Italy's world-topping coronavirus death toll stood at 18,849 as of Thursday.

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