For many countries across Europe it's coming up to a year since national lockdowns were imposed in an effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19.
One of those nations is Italy. The country is set to go back into another national lockdown, a year after it became the first in the world to impose a nationwide COVID shutdown.
Italy has struggled to cope with a new wave of infections thought to be linked to the spread of the variant of the virus first discovered in the UK.
The lockdown will see all non-essential businesses closed from April 3-5 over the country's Easter weekend. Addressing the nation, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi thanked Italians for their continued patience.
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