De Luca has blamed “irresponsible” younger individuals for Campania’s surge in infections, and this week closed faculties for in-person studying for 2 weeks.
His bah-humbug to Halloween was consistent with that robust line. Whereas Italy has lengthy celebrated the non secular holidays of All Saints and All Souls, Halloween has solely taken off within the final technology, most strongly within the Italian south.
Campania was largely spared the primary wave of COVID-19, however the area is now one of many worst-hit in Italy and is reaching a vital stage given it has far fewer hospital beds, intensive care models and medical personnel than different areas of the same measurement.
De Luca received reward — and one other time period in workplace — for taking a troublesome line to maintain infections down throughout Italy’s preliminary outbreak. However his resolution to shift all studying on-line prompted criticism from the schooling minister and protests from mother and father.
His Halloween rant sparked some ridicule on social media Saturday with the hashtag #allouin, which is how “Halloween” is usually written in Italian.
The rant was included in one in every of De Luca’s Fb movies on COVID-19, which function his colourful language and apparent frustration that Neapolitans are flouting social-distancing guidelines and masks mandates.
“How are you going to be so irresponsible?” he demanded Friday of scholars who put on their masks round their chins somewhat than over their noses.
Corriere della Sera, in parsing De Luca’s newest video, famous that the veteran of Italy’s center-left is in a troublesome spot given Campania’s hospital capability can’t deal with any extra severe infections. However commentator Fabrizio Roncone criticized the governor’s seemingly dictatorial bent, saying he’s treating residents like “topics.”
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