Italian family beg for help ‘after bank shuts before they can withdraw money’

Italian family beg for help ‘after bank shuts before they can withdraw money’

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A desperate mother and her son were filmed begging officers for help in southern Italy amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A video showed the man telling officers his family had run out of money after the country was locked down to stop the spread of Covid-19, which has killed 10,779 people so far in the country.

The man from in Apulia had called police after his bank closed and he was unable to withdraw his mum’s pension, which was their only source on income, Sky News reported.

His mum added the family had no food at home and told the officers they could come and check for themselves.

The police officers tried to calm the mother and son down and they eventually convinced them to leave the area.

People in queues at the supermarket to shop in Italy (Picture: Backgrid)

The coronavirus death toll in Italy has fallen for the second successive day. 

In total 756 more people died, which brought the number of victims up to 10,779, the Civil Protection Agency said on Sunday.

The number of fatalities, by far the highest of any country in the world, account for more than a third of all deaths globally.

More than 662,700 people have been infected by Covid-19 across the world and 30,751 have died, according to a Reuters tally.

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Italy’s largest daily toll was registered on Friday when 919 people died. 

There were 889 deaths on…

read more: metro.co.uk

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