Italy has insisted it will not impose a new lockdown despite a sharp rise in coronavirus infections.
In an interview with Italian newspaper La Stampa, Health Minister Roberto Speranza remained optimistic about Italy’s ability to keep the situation under control.
The minister said: “We won’t have a new lockdown.
“Our national health service has become much stronger.”
Italy on Saturday reported 1,071 new infections, exceeding 1,000 daily cases for the first time since mid-May, when the Italian government started easing the lockdown.