Four million Italians go back to work amid confusion and frustration over new rules
14:05, Monday, 04 May, 2020
Millions of Italians head back to work today amid mounting frustration and confusion over the government’s “Phase 2” plan for easing lockdown restrictions. On Sunday, the government issued guidelines to law enforcement agencies urging “prudent and fair” policing of new rules and restrictions on movements, which start today and will remain in place until May 17. But as regions pass their own tailor-made regulatory acts, Italians complain of an increasingly complicated patchwork of “do’s and don’ts.” Italy has one of the world's highest death tolls, with almost 29,000 deaths from Covid-19 since the outbreak began in mid-February.