Unlocking the lockdown in Italy

Giorgio, Walter Speller's local grocer in Padova

Walter reports from the European country furthest along the path to relaxing a really stringent lockdown, and is far from relaxed.

After more than 52 days of one of the most severe lockdowns in the whole of Europe, Italy began to reboot life and its economy on 3 May. For this whole period we were not allowed to go out of the house (or flat, in our case) except for one weekly shop within 200 m of our front door by only one member of the household. There was little incentive to venture outside anyway, with helicopters flying over the...