Clashes broke out between police and demonstrators in the southern Italian city of Naples on Friday and Saturday after hundreds of people gathered to protest against restrictions imposed by local authorities to combat the rise in coronavirus infections.
Officials in Italy’s Campania region, which has Naples as its regional capital, said on Friday they would impose a lockdown, which would include an 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. curfew, in an effort to stop the spread of the virus. They urged all of Italy to follow suit as new infections hit a record high.
Italy’s economy, which had been sluggish before the pandemic hit, risks being crippled by another nationwide lockdown, like the one imposed by the country’s government 10 weeks earlier at the start of the pandemic.
COVID-19 cases across Italy have risen seven-fold since the start of the month, jumping to 19,143 on Friday and raising fears that the pandemic could be spiraling out of control.
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