This is the amazing moment when a fight breaks out in a supermarket in the ‘red zone’ in Italy, where 50,000 people are quarantined.
With food running low in the few stores that remained open after the spread of the corona virus, the two shoppers approached the cash registers while an employee rushed forward to stop the fight.
The scrap broke out at Lidl in the city of Casalpusterlengo, one of the 10 cities in the Lombardy region locked up to contain the virus.
Italian police are forcing a two-week quarantine in an attempt to delay the Italian outbreak that is now taking place throughout Europe.
Scuffle: A fight broke out (pictured above) in a supermarket in the ‘red zone’ in Italy, where 50,000 people were quarantined
Clapping: the two shoppers fought against each other at the counter while an employee rushed forward to break the fight
Only supermarkets and pharmacies have remained open since the order was executed over the weekend, for fear that food supplies were running out.
In the first days after the regional government imposed the lockdown, the boards were stripped of pasta, properly canned and bottles of water.
Regular supplies are sent in the past police and army roadblocks – but that has not stopped panic buying from those trapped in the cordon.
Residents who try to abandon arrest and a three-month prison sentence.
The police have set up 24-hour roadblocks on different miles of the affected cities and prevent all traffic from entering.
Only persons with written permission may continue.
A second layer of security on the outskirts of cities like Codogno – where the virus originated when a 38-year-old man fell ill – is also present and is guarded day and night by the army.
In an attempt to keep the residents happy, a ‘no man’s land’ has been set up on the outskirts of every city.
Friends and family members may take supplies with them and place them in the middle of the road before they are ordered to withdraw behind the blockade.
The resident can walk forward and pick up the food, but guards ensure that there is no human contact.
The Italian army and police manning checkpoints at the border of the quarantined “red zone” in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus
There were empty shelves in this supermarket in Palermo yesterday after the virus spread to southern Italy, giving rise to panic
A local resident told the local Italian media that they understood the need to maintain quarantine, but their biggest problem was boredom.
Landscape artist Auro Michelon said: ‘I go up the asphalt road and reach the intersection, it’s actually deserted!
“But soon our dreams of freedom are broken, a small pick-up from the municipality slowly comes on the road with signs and barriers directly behind a police patrol.
“They get out and immediately ask me and two other farmers:” What are you doing here? You can’t be here! “. We leave immediately for fear of arrest. “
While Italy is struggling to control the spread of the corona virus, the authorities said a four-year-old child was undergoing tests to see if she was infected.
The girl, who lives in the town of Castiglone, D’Adda, is now isolated in her house while the authorities wait to see if she develops the full symptoms.
She has reportedly been at Codogno Hospital where the outbreak first began.
The death toll stands at 11 and 322 others have tested positive.
The country’s prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, has called for calmness and fatigue to reassure the nation that drastic preventive measures will help stop the spread of the virus.
The affected areas – usually in Lombardy and one near Venice – have been designated as red zones, while surrounding cities are in the yellow zone.
All bars and restaurants must close at 6:00 pm in all zones, as the authorities go to every meeting point.
Two people with masks walked yesterday through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, in the north of Italy, which is in the middle of the outbreak
A truck is stopped yesterday at an army and Carabinieri checkpoint on the border of the red zone near Casalpusterlengo
Meanwhile, the 38-year-old man who is said to be “patient” in Italy is recovering in the hospital.
Authorities believe he spread the virus when he checked in at his local hospital, which was criticized by Conte for the way they treated him when he reported sick.
It is thought that dozens of people have picked up the virus at the Codogno hospital.
The pregnant woman of patient 1 has also tested positive for the virus and is in a separate hospital.
A spokesperson for the Sacco Hospital in Milan said: She is doing well, she has had an ultrasound scan and the pregnancy is going well. The little girl is doing well and the pregnancy is stuck. “
Authorities said the woman, a non-named teacher, was on maternity leave when she became infected and had not been in contact with any of her students.