Italy's toll tops 10,000 despite long lockdown

The coronavirus toll in Italy, the worst-hit nation, shot past 10,000 on Saturday and showed ng little sign of slowing despite a 16-day lockdown.

The 889 new fatalities reported by the civil protection service came a day after the nation of 60 million registered 969 deaths on Friday, the highest national toll since the COVID-19 virus emerged late last year.

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