The military can be used to impose the lockdown in Lombardy – the region of Italy worst hit by the coronavirus outbreak.
“The request to use the army has been accepted… and 114 soldiers will be on the ground throughout Lombardy,” regional president Attilio Fontana instructed a information convention.
“It is still too little, but it is positive.”
Lombardy has additionally requested the federal government to additional tighten the restrictions already in place, which embody the closure of
all non-essential business actions and a ban on public gatherings.
Mr Fontana, with out giving numbers, added that the virus remains to be spreading in Lombardy which has up to now registered the best variety of instances and deaths in Italy.
“Unfortunately we are not seeing a change of trend in the numbers, which are rising,” he mentioned.