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28th Sep 2020

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Italy: no signs of second Covid-19 wave so far

Italian deputy health minister Pierpaolo Sileri said on Monday that there were no signs of a second wave of coronavirus after Italy ended its lockdown and opened borders to tourism from member states, Italian news agency ANSA reported. "Even after the reopening [of activities following the lockdown], the feared second wave of the virus does not seem to be materialising," he said, adding that "the situation is improving".

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