The new restrictions against the coronavirus taken in Italy they have not been slow to do break out a series of protests by the population. On Monday night, riots were registered in Milan, Rome, Naples, Turin, Trieste and Palermo, among other cities, mainly carried out by workers in the sectors most affected by the decree approved by the Government Italian last Sunday.
From this Monday until next November 24, Italy will cast the closing from bars and restaurants at 18.00 hours, like theaters, cinemas, gyms and swimming pools, in an attempt by the Government of slow down the contagion curve to avoid a new confinement. “If we all respect these new rules in November we will be able to control the contagion curve and look at Christmas with more serenity,” Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte declared this Sunday when explaining the new decree.
This Monday, however, severe incidents were recorded in Milan, Rome and Turin, where even some luxury stores were attacked and looted and produced violent collisions between groups of radicals and the security forces.
During this Tuesday day, it is expected that the demonstrations in cities such as Naples and Rome of the owners of activities that have been affected by the closures will continue.
“Understanding in a delicate moment”
Faced with such a panorama, the Government of Giuseppe Conte, has met this Tuesday with union representatives to whom he asked understanding at such a delicate moment, in which the country tries to weather a second wave of coronavirus that leaves every day around 20,000 new infections.
“The Government assumes its responsibility and it is fair that its action is criticized, but if we lose sight of the objective of marching all together in the same direction to get out of the pandemic, we run the risk of aggravating the situation,” he said, according to the press.
On the other hand, Conte assures that he will spend 6.8 billion euros in a new aid package for the sectors most affected by the restrictions, such as hotels and tourism.
Beyond the promises of economic aid, the Conte government must also face the money from the aid plans announced last spring, since there are those who have not yet received it. “The first months of the confinement I got paid because I was on maternity leave, but since may i haven’t seen a euro. When I had to rejoin they applied an ERTE to me, nothing has come of it yet, “says Annarita, who worked as a guide on a tourist bus in Rome.
Fascist groups among Protestants
He Ministry of Interior has expressed concern about the tensions of these days, but has assured that the protests registered from the north to the south of the country had nothing to do with the sectors most affected by the crisis in recent months, “but with environments that had the specific purpose of causing disturbances: ultras, right-wing extremists “.
The possibility that the protesters have infiltrated groups of ultras like those who staged altercations two days ago in Rome.
Record of infections
Italy has registered in the last day a new record of infections of coronavirus, with almost 22,000 more, out of the more than 174,000 tests carried out, almost 50,000 more than the previous day.
As reported on Tuesday by the Director of Prevention of the Ministry of Health, Gianni RezzaIn the last day, 21,994 positives have been detected and there have been another 221 deaths. In total, the pandemic leaves in Italy 564,778 infections Y 37,700 victims mortals.