The governor of Liguria reiterated calls to limit the movement of parents.
The governor of Italy’s northern Liguria region has apologized for the offense he caused by a tweet stating that parents are not needed for the country’s production, as Italy is fighting in a second wave. covid-19.
The tweet by Giovanni Toti has sparked a storm of controversy among the public, was criticized by politicians and has drawn more than 12,000 comments.
“As much as every Covid-19 victim hurts us, we have to keep this data in mind: just yesterday of the 25 deaths in Liguria, 22 were very old patients,” Toti tweeted on November 1, describing the elderly as “not very necessary for the country’s productive efforts. , which must be protected anyway. “
The tweet caused a furore, which led to the 52-year-old governor issuing an apology to anyone offended by his “misunderstood” tone of “awkwardness” which he accuses of “wrongs” by his social media manager.
Toti returned to the debate today by repeating his call to “protect people over 75” by imposing limits on their movements, to “keeping the country open” and avoiding a generalized national lockdown as the country seeks to curb the spread of COVID-19. 19.
Speaking on RAI television, Toti said: “We will not have all the dramatic problems we have and which we will experience and which will continue in terms of unemployment, lower incomes … because we will have no problems in terms of housing response. sick. “
Emphasizing that Italy’s elderly “love us” and allow for a postwar economic boom, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said today that the elderly will get priority for the coronavirus vaccine, reported Italian news agency ANSA.
Conte this morning announced the government’s intention to introduce new measures, including a 21:00 national curfew, to tackle the spread of Covid-19.
The number of new cases of the Italian daily Covid-19 on Monday November 2 fell to 22,253 from 29,907 a day earlier, according to data released by the health ministry.
However, only 135,731 swabs were taken today, compared with 183,457 yesterday, down more than 47,000, reports ANSA.
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