Italy has extended its lockdown until Easter, but there is some hope as the country reports a declining infection rate.The number of new coronavirus infections reported on Monday was 1,648, as opposed to 3,815 the previous day.
The death toll, however, rose again, with 812 deaths reported, compared with 756 the day before.
Italy believes the peak of its crisis will come in just over a week's time, reports BBC.
It is the world's hardest hit country in terms of number of deaths.
In total, 11,591 have died in the country, the government says.