Populist Italian senator Matteo Salvini has warned that without a substantial economic aid package of at least 100 billion euros to counter the economic effects of coronavirus, Italians could revolt.
The leader of the League party and former deputy prime minister warned the leftist coalition government led by Giuseppe Conte that the current patience of Italians lockdown in their homes could quickly turn into anger if the correct measures are not in place.
Senator Salvini has previously slammed the Conte government for not failing to stop the spread of the virus during the early days of its outbreak, saying that not enough was done to stop people coming into the country with the disease.
When cases began to surge, Salvini went as far as offering to take part in a national unity government to help combat the outbreak — but was rejected by members of the leftist coalition.
Coronavirus: Italy Daily Death Toll Rises Again, 743 Dead in 24 Hours https://t.co/z6GORSko7r — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) March 24, 2020