Wednesday, 30 September, 2020

Coronavirus: Life under lockdown in Italy



It is the first day of a complete lockdown in Italy, with some 60 million Italians told to stay at home in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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A woman waits to be served in a a grocery in Trastevere area in Rome. The yellow lines mark the distance customers have to keep between each other

The emergency coronavirus measures include travel restrictions and a ban on public gatherings, to the entire country.

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A woman walks by a homeless person in Corso Buenos Aires, a major high street in Milan

On Monday, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte ordered people to stay home and seek permission for essential travel.

He said the measures were designed to protect the most vulnerable. “There is no more time,” he said in a TV address.

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Soldiers patrol past a restaurant in the Trastevere district of Rome

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Duomo square in Milan

Italy’s coronavirus death toll jumped from 366 to 463 on Monday, with 9,172 cases. It is the worst-hit country after China.

Cases of the virus have been confirmed in all 20 Italian regions.

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An Italian soldier speaks to a passenger at Milano Centrale train station in Milan

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A Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) employee leaves the Mirafiori plant in Turin

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A dog passes in front of an empty restaurant in Trastevere area in Rome

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A fish market in Catania

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Rome’s Spanish Steps

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A woman walks past a metro station in Rome

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A waiter serves a coffee with a sign saying ‘1 metre’, indicating the minimum distance to keep between staff and customers, in Rome

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Policemen are seen in Duomo square in Catania

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Teatro Massimo square in Catania

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A sign advising customers to keep one meter distance from other people is seen outside a store in Milan

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The Piazza di Pietra square in the centre of Rome

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Italian State Police officers process a passenger leaving from Milano Centrale train station in Milan

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A woman checks her mobile phone at Milano Centrale train station in Milan

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A doctor works at a pharmacy in Rome

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A man stocks up on supplies in Rome

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Commuters travel on the Milan Metro

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A sanitary worker disinfects a street in Padova

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