Lombardy

Politics • European
Italy government uses military to enforce lockdown

After announcing 627 new deaths from the coronavirus, the highest number in a single day worldwide so far, on Friday 20th, the Italian government has now called the military in to enforce the lockdown of the Lombardy region. Attilio Fontana, the Lombardy region president, said that the request for military help has been accepted and "114 soldiers will be on the ground throughout Lombardy", which is according to him still too little since no slowing down in the infection and death numbers can be seen so far.