Mayors in Italy are taking action to make sure people follow lockdowns. All of Italy is under lockdown. It is one of the countries worst affected by COVID-19. Italy has over 80,000 cases of infections. There have also been 8,215 deaths. This is the most of any country in the world. All of Italy is under lockdown but not everyone is following the rules. There are videos online of mayors going into the streets telling people to go home. Over 100,000 people in Italy have been fined for being out without a good reason. Three-quarters of the world is in lockdown.
Some mayors are posting angry messages on social media. One said he was tired of people walking dogs many times a day. He said: "Where are you going with these incontinent dogs? You need to stay home. People are dying....You are irresponsible idiots." The president of Italy's worst affected region said: "Too many people are still out and about." Italy's Prime Minister said: "Everyone's efforts are needed as the survival of the social and economic fabric of our country is at stake." Italians started a worldwide trend of singing from their balcony to cheer people up.