Italy jumps on the Draconian bandwagon as new coronavirus cases place the nation into panic.
The Guardian reports:
Italy’s health minister has proposed “sectioning” people who refuse hospital treatment for Covid-19 and has suspended flights from Bangladesh as the southern European country grapples with several new coronavirus outbreaks.
We should point out that these ‘new cases’ of coronavirus have resulted in no deaths and amount to just 6 cases in total, yes thats right, 6 case.
The Guardian continues:
…a cluster of infections arose in the northern Veneto region, triggered by a man who developed coronavirus symptoms on the day he returned from a business trip to Serbia and initially resisted treatment in hospital.
The 64-year-old, from Vicenza, is now in a serious but stable condition in hospital. Five others tested positive….
Italys health minister Roberto Speranza said:
“I am evaluating with my legal department the hypothesis of compulsory health treatment in cases where a person must be treated but [refuses] to be,”
He also went onto say that those who break isolation rules could be jailed. Under Italian law anyone who through what the state determines as negligence, spreads a virus is sentenced to up to 12 years in prison.