The Trevi Fountain in Rome, deserted Monday during Italy’s coronavirus lockdown. The death toll of 601 in the previous 24 hours was a decline from the weekend. Photo: EPA-EFE via ANSA

Coronavirus: Italy has a brief glimpse of hope as new cases drop to a five-day low

  • ‘Today is perhaps the first positive day we have had in this hard, very tough month,’ says a top health official, when just 4,789 new cases are confirmed
  • But Spain’s death toll hits a new daily high of 462, and a deputy prime minister is hospitalised
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
The Trevi Fountain in Rome, deserted Monday during Italy’s coronavirus lockdown. The death toll of 601 in the previous 24 hours was a decline from the weekend. Photo: EPA-EFE via ANSA
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