Italy has recorded 969 new coronavirus deaths, its highest daily figure in the outbreak so far.
Which means 9,134 people have now died from the virus in Italy.
Earlier, World Health Organization chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said a “chronic global shortage” of protective equipment was one of the “most urgent threats” to the ability to save lives.
Italy is the worst-affected in Europe. Almost everything has been closed and people told to stay at home.
Earlier on Friday, authorities warned that restrictions were likely to be extended beyond 3 April.