Italy Tries a Return to Some Normalcy After Virus Closures

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ROME (AP) — Authorities in Italy moved Friday to reopen schools and museums amid the coronavirus outbreak in the country which has the most cases outside of Asia. Italians yearned for a return to normal life even as other European countries were introducing restrictions or closures to rein in the spread of the disease. Even in the most heavily affected regions — Lombardy and Veneto in the north, where some entire small towns have been under quarantine in the heart of the outbreak — political leaders said Friday they hope health authorities will let them open schools next week.