Army to Enforce lockdown in ITALY as Coronavirus Death toll rises
The Milan prefecture has ordered the deployment of 114 Italian soldiers to assist police in enforcing the city’s quarantine measures during the Coronavirus emergency.
The soldiers will be deployed in the ‘Safe Streets’ campaign following a request from Attilio Fontana, the president of the Lombardy Region.
The soldiers will patrol the streets and maintain security after police cited thousands of people for violating the quarantine rules, ANSA reports.
Fontana welcomed the government’s decision to send the 114 soldiers but suggested that “at least one zero should be added” to the number of troops to address the situation “seriously”, according to online newspaper MilanoToday.