Businesses in the country are slowly getting permission to reopen as long as they can enforce sanitary protocols and social distancing.
The comments by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson came as nations around the world and US states are both struggling with restarting economies blindsided by the pandemic.
He made clear that, although all stores, bars and restaurants, hairdressers and beauty salons across Italy could re-open, this did not rule out the possibility of new closures or lockdowns, should new Covid-19 infections occur.
It is planning to allow citizens to move between regions, as well as restart unlimited worldwide travel on June 3.
"We are taking this risk and we have to accept it, otherwise we could not restart".
"We would find ourselves with our social and productive fabric heavily damaged", Conte said.
Fitness clubs, sports centers and pools will be back on May 25 while borders will be opened for visitors from the European Union as of June 3.
"We are facing a calculated risk, in the awareness. that the epidemiological curve could go back up", Conte said late Saturday.
The Portuguese star had stopped training and had gone to his hometown Madeira after Serie A in March got suspended due to the coronavirus crisis that has so far killed more than 32 thousand and has infected over 2.25 lakh people in Italy, as per the data of Worldometer.
The ban on travel between regions and overseas will remain in place until after Italy's June 2 Republic Day holiday. As of Monday, table service is permitted again - with the caveat that all groups of customers are kept at least 1 meter away from each other and that staff observe the new hygiene regulations.
Stricter measures could be re-introduced on a regional basis if there is a surge in new cases, Italy's health ministry said. "We can not wait for a vaccine", Conte added to reporters.
Italy is hoping also to encourage domestic tourism, offering vouchers to lower income families to spend in Italian hotels, campsites and other establishments before the end of the year. At that time, locals will be allowed to travel throughout the country (contrary to the current situation in France where travel is limited to 100 kilometers from a person's residence, though this is expected to be modified in June).