Italy’s government is prepared to intervene again, if necessary, as measures approved thus far are not sufficient to support businesses and households hit by a coronavirus outbreak, the prime minister mentioned on Monday.
Italy is the second worst-hit nation on this planet after China, where the virus first originated late last year, and the epidemic has proven no indicators of slowing, with 24,747 cases and 1,809 deaths Sunday.
The federal government has said planned economic support would total around 25 billion euros ($27.94 billion), with a cabinet meeting Monday expected to approve new moves to support businesses and households.
Conte stated no additional bans were required; nevertheless, it was essential to “scrupulously” respect existing ones.
Last week, the government introduced nationwide caps to contain the virus spread, closing schools, outlets and sporting events and ordering people to remain at home, except for essential travel.
The government is accelerating operations to get medical equipment as doubts grow over the ability of an indeed pressured health system to cope with the persistent increase in new cases, notably in the northern region of Lombardy, where the pathogen found almost a month ago.