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Italy taking calculated risk in rolling back Covid lockdown, says PM Conte

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte stated on Saturday Italy had been taking a calculated risk in rolling lockdown steps from next week since the daily death toll in the Covid-19 pandemic dropped to the lowest since March 9.

“We are confronting a calculated risk, understanding the curve can grow again,” Conte said in a press conference to detail steps taken by Rome to resume most economical activities and raise limitations on people’s moves.

With stores allowed to start from Monday, Conte said motion between European Union nations would be permitted from June 3, with no quarantine period for people entering Italy.

Gyms, swimming pools, sports centers will reopen on May 25, while theaters and cinemas will be permitted to reopen from June 15.