The Italian government is expected to deploy up to 70,000 police and carabinieri over Easter weekend to prevent large gatherings and enforce lockdown restrictions.
From April 3rd to the 5th, beaches, vaccination centres, nightlife areas, public parks, and other spaces will see a heightened presence of law enforcement across Italy.
Several local politicians had begun to implement new restrictions ahead of the Easter weekend, such as the President of the Province of Grosseto in Tuscany, Antonfrancesco Vivarelli Colonna, who closed beaches in the commune of Capalbio, Il Giornale reports.
According to the newspaper, the Italian Interior Ministry has also recommended that travel be monitored by authorities, particularly public transportation.
Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s government introduced the new lockdown measures last month. The rules restrict travel to other regions unless the traveller is going to a second home and limits family get-togethers for the Easter holidays. more