Loved ones have reunited and some cafes and bars are back in business as some of Europe’s hardest-hit coronavirus countries ease lockdown restrictions.
Italy and Spain – which have been hotspots for the virus – relaxed measures after recording their lowest daily number of deaths for weeks, although both nations reported an increase in fatalities on Monday.
Italy, which has the world’s second-highest number of COVID-19 deaths, has embarked on a slow return to some kind of normality despite fears of a resurgence of the infection.
Under the new rules, relatives can be reunited with their families, construction work can resume and factories are able to revive their long-stalled production.
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