Rome, Mar. 28(BNA): More than 10,000 people have died in Italy since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Reported dpa international.
The Italian Civil Protection Agency confirmed the grim landmark on Saturday, reporting 889 new deaths. The death toll now stands at 10,023.
Italy is battling one of the worst novel coronavirus outbreaks worldwide.
The entire country is under lockdown with measures set to expire on April 3, but even if contagion figures improve, few people expect restrictions to end soon.