Tag: Italy lockdown
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced restrictions extension to all of their national territory because of an alarming increase in coronavirus cases. 16 million people are on lockdown in the Lombardy region and 14 more Italian provinces.
Public events were cancelled, military police checkpoints were placed in both land and sea, air passengers were checked if they have self-declared travel exemption. Also, as per lockdown rules, schools, universities, theaters, cinemas, bars and nightclubs areto be closed.
Things are moving fast right now. Last night, Trump shut down travel from the EU and enacted a number of other measures designed to soften the blow to one’s finances if one were quarantined or one’s business was impacted. These latter measures signal to me that they are laying the groundwork for a broader use of stricter, more intrusive measures, such as involuntary quarantines, or perhaps even mass lock-downs such as what we saw in the whole country of Italy last week.
No one should be surprised by these things. Certainly not, if you have been reading my blog.
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I wanted to leave this alone for awhile, but after I wrote yesterday’s post, dwelling as it did on the quarantining of 16,000,000 in Italy, it was announced that the ENTIRE COUNTRY of Italy was going into quarantine. Can you imagine?
For anyone making fun of people stocking up on toilet paper and other items, just look at Italy. They’ve gone from being able to move about freely, acquire necessities and such at will–no hoarding necessary!–and literally overnight, they are now confined to their homes except for emergencies and going to work.
With people still going to work, one doubts … continue reading...