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Italy was the first country to face an outbreak of Coronavirus in the west.

On 10 March 2020, after after a series of inconsistent and derisory statements by government officials and members of the scientific community regarding a possible threat by Novel Coronavirus from China, the country enters lockdown under the general astonishment and disbelief of its inhabitants as well as all European citizens. Italy will soon become a laboratory on a national scale, tracing the guidelines for what will later become the health response on a global scale.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the governments led by Giuseppe Conte does not seem to have been able to really meet the needs of a country largely based on the restaurant and tourism industry and to find a formula to prevent the gradual economic collapse of the country.

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