Scandal in Italy : repentance Yes, cancellation no

At Ferragosto rest of Italy. Every year on the 15. August travels the Nation to retreat to the sea, to the lakes, in the mountains and at the same time celebrat

Scandal in Italy : repentance Yes, cancellation no

At Ferragosto rest of Italy. Every year on the 15. August travels the Nation to retreat to the sea, to the lakes, in the mountains and at the same time celebrates itself. This year the holiday will go down as the high spot of the summer under conditions of Corona in the story: Celebration Yes, but not super please the spreader-Event. On Saturday evening the Ministry of health issued in Rome his daily "bollettino": 629 new infections confirmed within 24 hours, on Friday, there were 574. The Numbers have been increasing for about two weeks continuously, but not (yet?) not a dramatic one.

Matthias Rüb

Political correspondent for Italy, the Vatican, Albania and Malta, based in Rome.

F. A. Z.

Whether Ferragosto encounter the feared second wave of Corona infections or whipped, will you be able to, of course, read only at the Numbers in about two weeks. The government in Rome fears, especially the lack of discipline of the youth, identified pay as a driver of rising Infection shows, however, on Sunday issued a decree to close all Nightclubs in the country until further notice again. Because it was Ferragosto in many places been dancing as ever, without a mask, without distance, without end.

The supposedly singular event of the Corona pandemic, with approximately 35.400 dead has changed the country, the truth is hardly any, despite the talk from the historic incision of velvet-a new beginning full of opportunities. You could already read on Friday at the Parliament hearing of Pasquale Tridico, President of the national Pension body INPS. Tridico was questioned to the complex of the "furbetti". So-called in the Italian media, those "smart-aleck" parliamentarians, who, in spite of their diets in the amount of 12.439 Euro, as well as all sorts of other expenses compensation and benefits of the Corona-emergency assistance for the self-employed, small business owners and freelancers in the amount of 600 euros is requested on a monthly basis and had received.

Updated Date: 16 August 2020, 17:19

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