10 Mar 2021

Italy braced for third wave as Covid deaths pass 100,000

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

One year on from locking down, Italy’s new Prime Minister today described the country’s death toll of over 100,000 as a “terrible threshold”. It’s the second highest in Europe after the UK. While its government scrambles to ramp up vaccinations, Italy is bracing itself for another strict lockdown, likely to be announced at the end of the week.