The bans were part of a new move that closed cinemas, gyms and theaters until November 24. The government required a high percentage of high school students to return to learning online learning, and continued previous bans on large parties, including wedding receptions. But it looks like they will change any day with drastic measures and the government is already closing stores and limiting the movement.
Some critics of the government’s response have come from its own parliamentary majority.
“The total lockdown is better than this half-step,” former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi told Italian reporters last week. He argued that closing restaurants for dinner made no sense at lunch, and did nothing to limit the infection, but increased unemployment.
The pro-democracy opposition has also backed nationwide protests. Nationalist League Party leader and former mask skeptic Matteo Salvini showed up in a mask to talk to the chef at a pantheon protest, where some spectators laughed at him.
Despite previously expressing skepticism about the second wave, Mr Salvini now criticizes the government over its reputation during the summer. He further said that the government should have procured more buses to issue tenders for more ambulances in May but not in October to procure more buses. If the state of emergency were real, the total targeted downtime was not half the business-oriented environment.
Amid political surprises, some areas have gone beyond national sanctions for fear of having a horrific influence on their hospitals.
Campania, the southern region home to Naples, where violent protests erupted last week, has banned movement on provincial lines except for work, health or boring circumstances. It has also abolished nursery school and compulsory distance learning for students from elementary school to college. Strict measures have also been taken in other sensitive southern regions, including Calabria and Sicily.
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