The lockdown in Italy will remain in effect until May 3, Italian media report. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced on Friday until when measures against the coronavirus will be extended.
The strict rules were instituted on March 10.
On Thursday, the Italian media reported that the measures will undoubtedly be extended by fifteen days, which now appears to be 20 days.
The extension means that Italians must remain indoors until May 3, except for groceries or perform an essential occupation.
All shops and factories are likely to remain closed until at least May 3.
Schools are likely to remain closed until the summer holidays, so they will not reopen until September, at the start of the new school year.