Stir-crazy Italians will be free to walk and visit relatives during the nine weeks that begin on Monday (May 4), as Europe ’s worst-hit country has relaxed the world ’s longest national coronavirus blockade.
As the economically and emotionally collapsed country tries to resume work, four million people (72% of them estimated to be men) will return to their construction sites and factories.
Stefano Milano, 40, said in Rome: “We feel joy and fear intertwined.”
The father of the three sons said: “Being able to run again carefree will make my son very happy. My son is allowed to let his cousin blow birthday candles to meet our parents.”