Vicenzo De Luca dismissed Halloween in a Facebook livestream. Halloween is common in Italy as an imported American vacation and serves as a precursor to celebrations of All Saints’ Day on Nov. 1 and All Souls’ Day on Nov. 2.
De Luca blasted the vacation as a “second of idiocy” that will solely worsen the coronavirus surge.
“Halloween is that this big piece of nonsense, this big silly Americanism that has additionally been imported into our nation,” De Luca mentioned, as translated by The Unbiased. He added: “Seeing as we should take care of actuality, and seeing as I’m listening to about individuals already getting ready to have events, from 10 p.m. on the final October weekend, every thing will likely be shut.”
De Luca is understood for his unwillingness to mince phrases, and native media nicknamed him “the sheriff” for his no-nonsense model of governing. He beforehand threatened to mobilize police with flamethrowers to bust up parties when COVID-19 first started sweeping throughout Italy in March.
The Campania area in southwestern Italy, which incorporates Naples, faces main repercussions from a second coronavirus wave. About 530 of the 671 hospital beds designated for COVID-19 sufferers had been occupied as of this week. Schools shut down on Friday by means of the tip of the month because of this.
Italy hit 10,010 new COVID-19 infections over a 24 hour interval as of Friday, the best quantity because the virus first entered the nation.
See De Luca’s speech beneath, courtesy of The Unbiased.
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