Italy bans plastic bags.
The number of new confirmed cases in Italy rises by a record 21,994 in the past 24 hours. In addition, the country also reports 221 new fatalities, the highest daily death toll the country has had since May.
7 suspected weapons traffickers to Iran (2 Iranians, 5 Italians) are detained in Italy with the help of Swiss police. [http:--english.aljazeera.net-news-europe-2010-03-20103311345293916.html (Al Jazeera)] [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-2-hi-europe-8546870.stm (BBC)] [http:--www.timesonline.co.uk-tol-news-world-europe-article7047942.ece ("The Times")] [https:--www.telegraph.co.uk-news-worldnews-europe-italy-7361556-Italian-police-smash-Iran-weapons-smuggling-gang.html ("The Daily Telegraph")] [http:--www.france24.com-en-20100303-seven-arrested-smuggling-arms-iran (France24)]date=August 2019
The Italian Embassy in Iran is attacked by protesters unhappy with Italy's decision to scale back economic dealings and push for tighter sanctions and protests are also held outside French and Dutch embassies.