Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte shared his sympathy to those affected by the crisis in an Easter message on Facebook on Sunday.
"To those who suffer today, to those who have an empty chair in front of them, to those who struggle in the hospital wards to remove tears and pain from their community," he said, reports the CNN.
"We miss the smiles of relatives, the hugs of friends, the beautiful traditions of our country, the handshakes in the church, in the square, at the bar. The sacrifices that each of us makes on this important Sunday are a gesture of authentic commitment to what really matters and that we will be able to recover soon," Conte added.
"Today will not be like the other times, and tomorrow won't be either, when we hold on to what we care about. Together we will do it."
Italy has reported more than 19,000 coronavirus deaths, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.