Italy, The First Western Outbreak

Massimo Berruti

Italy was the first country to face an outbreak of Coronavirus in the west. On 10 March 2020, the country enters lockdown to the disbelief of its inhabitants as well as all European citizens. Italy will soon become a laboratory on a national scale, tracing the guidelines for what will later become the health response on a global scale.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the government led by Giuseppe Conte does not seem to have been able to really meet the needs of a country largely based on the restaurant and tourism industry and to find a formula to prevent the gradual economic collapse of the country.

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