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The investigation against former Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is classified
Justice wants to know whether the former head of state and his executive underestimated the spread of the virus in the Bergamo region, which was particularly affected by the epidemic in 2020.
Giuseppe Conte served as Prime Minister of Italy from 2018 to 2021.
Italian justice was classified on Wednesday Former Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte was also targeted And his health minister at the time, Roberto Speranza, was attached to manage their health crisis The covid-19 pandemic.
“The Brescia court has closed the investigation against me and Giuseppe Conte,” wrote Roberto Speranza on his Facebook account. “Personally, I did everything I could during these terrible days to protect the health of Italians,” the former minister said. The Parquet of Bergamo is one of the Lombard cities in northern Italy Major outbreaks of the coronavirus Upon his arrival in Europe, he published his findings in March after three years of investigation.
Giuseppe Conte, Prime Minister from 2018 to 2021 and current leader of Mouvement 5 Etoiles (populist opposition), Asked in June 2020 By a Magistrate on the management of this crisis. Justice wants to know if Giuseppe Conte and his government have underestimated the spread of the virus, although the data at his disposal showed that the situation in Bergamo and the surrounding area is rapidly deteriorating, while the police are already ready to isolate these areas from the rest. of the country.
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The magistrates condemn them for not creating a “red zone” between March 3 and March 9, 2020, covering the two municipalities of Nembro and Alzano Lombardo in this zone particularly affected by Covid-19. The Bergamo public prosecutor’s office sent the results of its investigation to Brescia, where a special court called the “Court of Ministers”, responsible for deciding cases involving members or former members of the government, decided to close the investigation.
Contacted by AFP, the special court did not immediately respond to justify its decision. The court verdict “represents a slap in the face to all of us,” said Serini e Semper Unity, an association that unites parents of Covid-affected people.
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