(ANSA) - Rome, March 31 - Flags flew at half-mast across Italy Tuesday as a minute's silence was observed to mourn the victims of the coronavirus, express support for their families, and voice solidarity with health workers amid the emergency.
The initiative, launched by Italian mayors, was shared by institutions, national and local bodies and businesses and news outlets including ANSA.
Flags fluttered halfway down the pole at the Italian parliament, the Italian premier's office and the home of the Italian president.
The Vatican also took part.
Over 11,500 people have died in Italy with COVID-19.