All non-strategic and unnecessary production activities are stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Sunday.

Conte addressed to the nation on Facebook and said the country faces a second crisis after World War II.

He stressed since the beginning of the outbreak, Italy has been transparent and did not hide anything from the public.

“Our taken measures are serious but we have no another alternative. Time is needed to see the effects of the measures. Rules must be followed. We have to stay home,” he said.

The decision was not easy, he said, but

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