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Coronavirus: Euronews journalist about his first time about freedom after Italy’s lockdown is Raised

Italians are reacquainting themselves with fundamental freedoms they’ve been denied for almost two weeks amid the nation’s COVID-19 lockdown.

Euronews journalist Alessio Dell’anna — established in Lombardy, among those worst-hit areas — took out a camera with him as confinement steps were eased on Monday.

“There was just 1 thing that I had in mind: conduct,” said Alessio.

“I had only had walks because confinement began — a method to maintain my legs busy and my thoughts fair — but that was not the same.

“I put my sneakers on and hurried outside, instantly eyeing places previously out of reach.

“While dashing throughout the playground, I thought about just how odd it was to watch Milan therefore busy, after watching it become a ghost-town only weeks earlier.

“At the same time, I wondered how readily we could dive into complete lockdown again when social-distancing steps weren’t to be admired.

“Nevertheless, the finish of lockdown stage one also meant we were eventually able to see our congruent; an Italian phrase that I guess has no equivalent in English, meaning anybody you relate for a relative, relative, in-law or spouse.

“It is rather vague legal interpretation sparked days of angry discussion and funny explanations — so much so, the government needed to step in and issue a”notice ” to explain:

“Congiunti are partners, spouses living together, civil marriage partners, individuals in a secure relationship, relatives (up to the sixth level ), and in-laws (around the fourth level ).”

“Anyhow, I could not think of some other congiunto to watch on my very first day of”liberty” compared to my daddy.

“He had been home alone because confinement started — on March 8 — although fortunately was in a position to maintain working during the lockdown.

“In my way to watch him stopped to purchase a pizza. No opportunity to have it at the pizzeria, however, as parties remain prohibited.

“As I jumped on the subway I remembered to put on my gloves and face mask, today mandatory on Milan’s public transportation.

“Several stops, then a tram and that I had been there.

“As my dad opened the door, I had been hoping to discover a man mad by months of solitude and boredom.


“May this fantastic mood last. We will all want it for certain.”