Large empty area. Road junctions calm. And people who usually drink my morning espresso in cafes when traveling from Milan to Rome, noticeably absent.
Late in the evening, on Monday, the Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte ordered to enter the most stringent nationwide restrictions on travel to Europe, adopting best practice guidelines and codes of practice used by China to contain coronavirus.
Such draconian measures would prove difficult in a society that values individual freedom. But with more than 9,000 cases and nearly 500 deaths drastic action is needed, said Mr. Conte.
The trip was allowed to work for health reasons and the ways to buy food and other materials for livelihood. But the police can impose fines if rules are broken.
Italian news Agency ANSA reported that on Tuesday morning in the shopping in Naples are about an hour, and the problems are compounded by the fact that people stand at a distance of about three feet from each other.
The Italian national health system is calculated on the growth of critical cases, and the national procurement Agency decided to buy the equipment for the new intensive care beds.
The Deputy Minister of economy Laura Castelli said in a broadcast radio program that payments on mortgage loans “for individuals and households” will be suspended throughout Italy. This measure is likely to be part of a fiscal package to support the economy, which the government is expected to discuss on Wednesday.