Coronavirus: Italy lifts restrictions after world’s longest shutdown – BBC News


Italy, the first country in the world to impose a national lockdown to try to control the pandemic, has lifted some of its toughest restrictions.

The country has registered its lowest daily death toll since the lockdown began two months ago. But the effects of closing down much of the country have been harsh for many people.

In the United States, President Trump has again accused China of a cover-up over the origins of the coronavirus outbreak. Earlier this year Donald Trump was praising China’s handling of the crisis and congratulating President Xi.

But in recent weeks the American President has accused China’s government of failing to control the spread of the virus and of covering up the source of the infection.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reports from Mark Lowen in Italy and North America Editor Jon Sopel in Washington.

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