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Watch: Italian mayors shout at people for violating Covid-19 quarantine laws

Angered by people violating quarantine laws, angry Italian mayors and regional presidents are putting up videos and hitting the streets telling people to stay at home.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 24, 2020 10:32:45 am
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While most world leaders have attempted to maintain calm in their speeches, several videos on social media show that the mayors and regional presidents of Italian towns prefer an alternate method.

The videos began emerging after many flouted the strict quarantine laws that have been imposed to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

Antonio Decaro, who’s in charge of Bari in north Italy, is seen sending many people home from the park. Another shouts at people for calling mobile hairdressers.

“How come everyone has turned into a running enthusiast?” said Gianfilipo Bancheri, Mayor of Delia, in a video.

Watch the compilation of the videos here:

Take a look at some reactions to the video:

Though million of Italians have stayed at home since 9 March after Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte imposed a national quarantine, a part of the population have been violating rules. The rules require citizens to venture out only if strictly necessary, such as for work, health-related reasons or grocery shopping, said a report by The Guardian.

The Guardian‘s report said that more than 40,000 have been charged for violating lockdown measures.

Italy’s death toll rose to 5,476 on Monday, with more than 59,000 people being affected. The death toll in Italy is now higher than China.

The global death toll due to Covid-19 rose to more than 14,000 on Monday, with more than 3 lakh people infected. More than 98,300 people have recovered so far, most of them from China. (Coronavirus Global LIVE Updates).

In India, the total number of positive cases rose to rose to 396, with seven deaths. (Click here for LIVE UPDATES)
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