August 10, 2020

Italy: PM Extends Emergency State Due To New Virus’ Outbreak

(TELESUR) – Under the emergency state, Conte has the authority to impose several precautions like lockdowns without parliament’s consent and despite opposition arguments against the measures.

Italy Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte Tuesday prolonged national emergency state until October due to new COVID-19 outbreaks upsurge.

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“The virus continues to evolve and has not run its course. It would be incongruous to abruptly suspend such an effective measure,” Conte said.

Under the emergency state, Conte has the authority to impose several precautions like lockdowns without parliament’s consent and despite opposition arguments against the measures.

Despite the national contagion toll dropping, outbreaks dispersion proves that the virus remains circulating locally.