Italy has re-opened after being on a two-month lockdown because of coronavirus. The COVID-19 outbreak hit Italy hard, and the tourist city reportedly had over 29,000 fatalities as a result of the outbreak.

The re-opening of Italy is “Phase 2” of their plan ease up on restrictions set in place to combat the spread of the coronavirus. As a result of the re-opening, 4 million people are expected to head back to work and some of public transportation has been restored. Despite the re-opening, private parties and family gatherings are still banned, and restaurants, bars, schools, and museums are still closed. Health officials said coronavirus-related deaths went down to 174, the lowest daily amount since March 10. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte issued a statement saying:

“A new page is beginning, and we will have to write it together with faith and responsibility. The risks of having more infections are numerous, but we will be able to avoid them with responsibility.”