Ferrari says to restart operations in Northern Italy on Monday

The Italian luxury carmaker Ferrari announced on Thursday it will restart operations in Northern Italy on Monday, as the country is set to begin easing coronavirus-related lockdown measures.

The sites will resume operations “gradually” and return to full production on May 8, Ferrari added in a statement.

Around 4.5 million people across Italy are expected to return to work on Monday, according to the Italian workplace insurance agency INAIL. Commuting may have a strong effect on the pandemic’s curve, as 15 percent of workers use public transport, INAIL said.

Italy, one of the hardest-hit countries by the coronavirus pandemic, has the highest number of reported deaths and the second most reported infections in Europe. As of Friday, the country has more than 200,000 confirmed cases, yet due to a decline in the rate of infections, social restrictions are slowly easing.

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