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In Italy, half-lockdown measures taken for restaurants

Bars, restaurants, pastry shops. New security measures to prevent Covid-19 infections. The protests begin

17w ago

Here we go, again. In Italy, 21,273 new cases of Covid-19 infections have been recorded in the last 24 hours. Infections are rising fast, and the rules are changing just as quickly.

Thus, today at 13.30 Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced at a press conference, the new measures to deal with the situation.

From today to November 24th ,the rules will be these: restaurants, bars, ice cream parlours and pastry shops close at 6pm, without exception. Wedding celebrations have also been suspended.

And this is only for food, but cinemas, theatres, gyms, swimming pools and many other activities have also been closed.

In Milano, Roma and Napoli there have been clashes and protests, precisely in anticipation of these closures. The draft of the decree had circulated as a gossip.

In recent days, especially in Naples, there have been riots related to the curfew decided by Governor De Luca throughout the Campania Region. There were guerrilla scenes in front of the Palazzo della Regione. Initially, the protest was peaceful: it was made up only of traders and restaurateurs. Then things degenerated, some say due to the infiltration of organized crime into the demonstration.

Unfortunately, with a decree that effectively prevents dinner, many restaurants will not cash in enough to stay open. This lockdown is not as complete as that of March, but it affects the same realities that were already in crisis since then.

The restaurant owners are in big trouble, and by closing now, some of them will probably never reopen.

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Comments (7)

  • Uhhh...here isn't good as well, it is rising all the time πŸ˜”. At the moment bars and restaurants are closed for guests only for two weeks to see if it works, but they only sell food as a takeway. Meetings max 5 people, hours for older ppl (+60) between 10:00 - 12:00 they only may do shoppings in grocery stores, pharmacies, drogeries etc, some schools teach via zoom, discord etc, kids and teenagers to 16 years old may only go out with parent or attendant.

      4 months ago
  • As a Neapolitan I feel really ashamed about what happened Friday night. I just say that not all Neapolitans are ignorant and fighty, there's also the part who's clever and hard-working. These are beasts not humans, it's really upsetting to see how we good people are obscured because of these animals :"(

      4 months ago
    • OBVIOUSLY! I'm half Neapolitan and I know very well what you're talking about, I agree with you!

      Moreover, in the beginning, it was a peaceful protest...

        4 months ago
    • Exactly! And they left some time after because 'that's not how we wanted to protest'

        4 months ago
  • It makes me so sad. Some people are not able to accept that we (most people) have to behave for anew months. And all the other people, they lost and loose their perspectives, I feel so helpless. From cinema to restaurants, from swimming pools to family meetings, meeting with friends. It is so hard to stay calm, but destruction and hurting other people, that’s not the answer.

      4 months ago
  • Seems to me that the only measure that would work is to ban sex. When humans can't reproduce there will be no people, hence no Covid 😁 Sometimes my genius surprises me... 🀣

      4 months ago
    • As we say here 'la mamma dei cretini Γ¨ sempre incinta' as said stupidity breeds stupidity

        4 months ago