taly to postpone March 29 referendum on number of lawmakers due to coronavirus


The Italian government will postpone a referendum over legislation to cut the number of parliamentarians that was slated for March 29, due to the country’s coronavirus outbreak, political sources said on Thursday, VOICEPRESS reports citing Reuters.

A new date for the referendum has not yet been decided, the sources said.

Italy has been the country worst hit by coronavirus in Europe, with some 107 deaths and 3,089 cases registered in the past two weeks, forcing the government to introduce increasingly stringent measures to try to slow the contagion.