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Postcard from Milan: Life in Italy’s Lockdown | Human Rights Watch

I am an American living in Milan. That means that my phone and email have been blowing up with expressions of concern and suggestions that what’s happening in Italy is either sensible or excessive or simply unavoidable.

With Italy experiencing the biggest outbreak of coronavirus infections after China – as of March 15, Italy had recorded 27,980 cases, with 23,073 people currently sick and 2,158 deaths – the authorities have adopted the most restrictive measures to contain the new coronavirus of any country outside of China. Now many other countries in Europe, starting with Spain and France, are following suit, and the United States is beginning similar steps.

Source: Postcard from Milan: Life in Italy’s Lockdown | Human Rights Watch

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