Many mayors in Italy have started to use their social media pages to remind citizens to stay at home as Italy tightens its lockdown across the country in a bid to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Watch: Drone video shows an uneasy calm over the A4 motorway near Milan after the Italian government imposed a lockdown throughout the country in its latest attempt to contain a growing outbreak of #coronavirus.#Italy #COVID_19https://t.co/y72JGRS1ky pic.twitter.com/RfSD7pjZ1v— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) March 16, 2020
However many mayors are taking measures a step further and into their own hands. The mayor of the Sicilian city of Messina forbid citizens "from stepping foot on public ground” in a quite colorful way: visiting the city's port late at night to personally check people and cars disembarking from the ferry arriving from mainland Italy.
“Where do you even go running, [...] when was the last run you did - in primary school?!” he said.SHOW MORE