But the governor of Italy’s southern region had choice words for the exported American holiday of Halloween as Naples buckles under surging coronavirus infections.
Vincenzo De Luca blasted the holiday as a “stupid American extravagance” and a “monument to imbecility” in announcing a 10 p.m. curfew in Naples and the surrounding region over Halloween weekend.
De Luca has blamed “irresponsible” young people for Campania´s surge in infections, and this week closed schools for in-person learning for two weeks.
His bah-humbug to Halloween was in keeping with that tough line.
De Luca won praise — and another term in office — for taking a tough line to keep infections down during Italy’s initial outbreak.