Life returning to something like normal in Italy

After almost two months of lockdown, construction and manufacturing is back, parks are open and families are reuniting after weeks being apart.
2:16 | 05/05/20

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Overseas, Italy is taking its biggest steps to reopen after an eight-week lockdown. And the worst death toll in all of Europe. Millions going back to work today. But there were major changes, including the sensors looking for fevers. James Longman from Italy tonight. Reporter: Italy's outbreak was one of the earliest outside its nightmare warned the rest of the world what would come. But today, Europe's longest lockdown easing after almost four months, allowing a return to work for more than 4 million people. Construction and manufacturing back, parks open and families able to reunite after weeks apart. But this is a cautious first step. Documentation is still needed to go outside, masks and gloves required in some areas on public transport. Commuters screened for signs of fever. This was a national trauma that will take time to heal. The town of Bergamo was one of the hardest hit. This is the road on which military vehicles were pictured carrying the bodies of the dead from the cemetery out of town. It was a key moment really that woke this country up to the true scale of the crisis. But the mayor here says that the death toll may be as much as five times what's been reported. Bergamo's hospital attracted global attention. It was almost an apocalypse. Very severe acute respiratory failure and dozens of patients a day. Reporter: Dr. Roberto cosentini runs the emergency unit the world saw overwhelmed. When I saw with my eyes several patients all over the emergency room with the helmet and with oxygen, in that moment, I realized that it could have been terrible. Figures talk to the brain, but images talk to the heart. Reporter: But tonight, as people try to return to life, the danger of a second wave follows. James, of course, the world is watching. The U.S. Is watching. And the question, how quickly will Italy be able to determine if they need to slow down or pull back somewhat on T reopening? Reporter: David, this is essentially a test. In two weeks, shops are scheduled to reopen. Two weeks after that, cafes and restaurants. If at any time there is a big second wave, all of that stops. David? James, thank you. We continue to follow concerns over America's food

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