The Ambassador reported improvement of the situation with coronavirus in Italy

The spread of COVID-19 in Italy has improved significantly, the Italians were disciplined, said the Ambassador of the Italian Republic in Russia Pasquale Terracciano.

"Italy has generally improved the situation with coronavirus, the epidemic had almost disappeared. Lombardy remains the most affected region, there is still infection there, but overall the situation has greatly improved," - said Terracciano during the online briefing, organized by MIA "Russia today".

He noted that in the absence of a vaccine social distance remains the only method of curbing the epidemic, which is strictly applied in Italy.

"All positively surprised by the discipline of the Italians, their ability to adapt to this situation. Now we need to lift the ban, as we need to think about the economy. When the epidemic is under control, it is already possible to weaken the measures," the diplomat added.

From 18 may in Italy has opened retail stores, restaurants and bars, and barbershops. Allowed movement in one region without confirming the necessity of their travel documents. On Monday in the country have earned the swimming pools and gyms. As expected, 3 Jun Italy will restore the regime of free movement through the territory of the country and with other European States.

According to the latest data, Italy was recorded more than 233 thousand cases of infection by new type of coronavirus, 157 thousand patients recovered, the total number of victims was 33 415.

Recent data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.