Italy's prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, has late Saturday night taken new steps in the fight against the coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of 4825 people in Italy life.
All unnecessary production, it will, among other things, say a number of factories, it should be shut down completely, he says in a live tv–transmission.
All food stores and pharmacies continue to have open, sounds it though.
the Government has taken the decision to close down all production in the country, which is not strictly necessary, vital, or indispensable to guarantee the most important goods and services, says Giuseppe Conte, according to AFP.
He elaborates, however, not in detail, what is 'indispensable'.
- We will slow down on its production, but we will not stop it completely, he says.
on Thursday, Italy was the country where the most people died of Covid-19. The country is considered as the global epicenter for the virus.
so Far, China had been the country with the most deaths since it began in december to register the first cases in Hubei province, where the megapolis of Wuhan is located.
conte's speech also reach out to the italians via a Facebook video, writes Reuters.
- This is the most difficult crisis since the Second world War, he says in the speech.
The northern Italian region of Lombardy, which is the hardest hit in Italy, is still in a critical situation with 3095 deaths related to the virus and 25.525 confirmed smittetilfælde.
- It is, as we all must understand is that no member state can face this threat alone, says EU president Ursula von der Leyen in the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.
- the Virus knows no borders, and The European Union is stronger when we show full solidarity.
Late Friday formalised the EUROPEAN Commission an agreement, which the union's finance ministers was reached to temporarily suspend the budget rules, which puts limitations on countries ' ability to borrow money.
It gives Italy and several other countries more economic freedom compared to the virus control, writes Reuters.