Mandatory Testing, Curfews, and Frustration: Latest Coronavirus Developments From Bolzano, Italy
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
“The response from the government is somewhat frustrating to the people who live here, because you know there is a sort of three week lag in infection, and then people presenting as very ill — and we’re getting new rules every three days, and you know of course, three days later, seven days later, even ten days later you’re not seeing much of a change,” she said.GET THE LATEST BREAKING NEWS HERE -- SIGN UP FOR GOLOCAL FREE DAILY EBLAST
On Tuesday, the country recorded 32,191 new cases. Two months ago -- on September 18 -- the number was 1,907.
New Rules — and Testing
“We actually have lots and lots of different rules now,” said da Silva. “Nationally we’re classified into three zones — yellow orange and red, and within limits, each governor can make further restrictions. We’re actually in a yellow zone, we should be able to have things like most of the kids in school, and we don’t. As of [this] week, there’s a week out of school for everyone, except children with special needs and children of high-need workers.”
Nationally, da Silva said that Italians across the country are seeing a curfew from 10 PM to 5 AM.
“Things are pretty tight here,” she said.
“One thing that’s happening, you just kind of feel like there’s sort of a moving target,” said da Silva. “We’ve got this huge number…and you get the sense of we really don’t know how bad the crisis is. People are upset — just a few weeks ago there were riots. You really don’t know what’s happening, and the rules change every day.
“There’s going to be a mass test next week — and if you don’t show up you can’t work anymore,” she said. “We’re down to essentials that are open.”
Rebecca Couto da Silva appeared on GoLocal LIVE from Bolzano, Italy, where she spoke to the “frustration” of residents at constantly changing rules, as the country tries to combat the growing coronavirus crisis.
“The response from the government is somewhat frustrating to the people who live here, because you know there is a sort of three week lag in infection, and then people presenting as very ill — and we’re getting new rules every three days, and you know of course, three days later, seven days later, even ten days later you’re not seeing much of a change,” she said.
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