About 500 relatives of Italians from the province of Lombardy who died of COVID-19 have filed a lawsuit against the government of the country. Reuters writes about this on December 23.
The civil claim is 100 million euros, and the defendants are Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Minister of Health Roberto Speranza, and Governor of Lombardy Attilio Fontana. The plaintiffs believe that the authorities did not take all the necessary measures to avoid lockdown and economic damage. Lombardy was the first in Italy to suffer from the coronavirus, where the active spread of the infection began in February.
Note that the Italian authorities were the first in Europe to announce a nationwide lockdown. The country is in first place in the EU for deaths from coronavirus. Almost 70,000 people have died since the start of the pandemic.