Three T-shirts in the colours of the Italian flag are displayed on a balcony during the emergency lockdown in Rome on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus: Italy not ready to reopen amid ‘hidden iceberg’ of infections, expert warns

  • Official figures significantly underestimate contagion, says top virologist credited with helping contain one of country’s first clusters
  • Restrictions in Italy, set to expire in May, have helped curb Covid-19 spread, but government faces pressure to lift them amid economic fallout
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Three T-shirts in the colours of the Italian flag are displayed on a balcony during the emergency lockdown in Rome on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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