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.”