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Italy under unprecedented coronavirus lockdown

Men in protective masks transport a coffin of a person who died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19), into a cemetery in Bergamo, Italy March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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Men in protective masks transport a coffin of a person who died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19), into a cemetery in Bergamo, Italy March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
Pope Francis walks in a deserted Rome to pray at two shrines for the end of the coronavirus pandemic, in Rome, Italy March 15, 2020. Vatican Media/Handout via REUTERS
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Pope Francis walks in a deserted Rome to pray at two shrines for the end of the coronavirus pandemic, in Rome, Italy March 15, 2020. Vatican Media/Handout via REUTERS

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
Francesca Valagussa, 40, visits her neighbor Angela, wearing both the face masks that she sewed, in Rome, Italy, March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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Francesca Valagussa, 40, visits her neighbor Angela, wearing both the face masks that she sewed, in Rome, Italy, March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A man sits alone on a roof terrace during Italy\u0027s nationwide lockdown in Rome, Italy March 15, 2020. In the distance, no cars are seen on a usually busy highway. REUTERS/Emily Roe
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A man sits alone on a roof terrace during Italy's nationwide lockdown in Rome, Italy March 15, 2020. In the distance, no cars are seen on a usually busy highway. REUTERS/Emily Roe

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A man walks through a deserted street on the seventh day of a lockdown due to the coronavirus in Rome, Italy, March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Crispian Balmer
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A man walks through a deserted street on the seventh day of a lockdown due to the coronavirus in Rome, Italy, March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Crispian Balmer

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
Francesca Valagussa, 40, practices yoga with an online course, in Rome, Italy, March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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Francesca Valagussa, 40, practices yoga with an online course, in Rome, Italy, March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
Medical workers in protective suits push an isolation stretcher in front of the Columbus Clinic, where patients suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were moved from Spallanzani Hospital, in Rome, Italy March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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Medical workers in protective suits push an isolation stretcher in front of the Columbus Clinic, where patients suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were moved from Spallanzani Hospital, in Rome, Italy March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A teddy bear is pictured on a sidewalk, on the sixth day of an unprecedented lockdown across of all Italy imposed to slow the outbreak of coronavirus, in Turin, Italy, March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca
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A teddy bear is pictured on a sidewalk, on the sixth day of an unprecedented lockdown across of all Italy imposed to slow the outbreak of coronavirus, in Turin, Italy, March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
Men play Italy\u0027s national anthem from their apartment window as part of a flashmob organized to raise morale during Italy\u0027s coronavirus crisis in Rome, Italy, March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
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Men play Italy's national anthem from their apartment window as part of a flashmob organized to raise morale during Italy's coronavirus crisis in Rome, Italy, March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A man walks his dog on the deserted Piazza del Popolo square, on the fourth day of an unprecedented lockdown across of all Italy imposed to slow the outbreak of coronavirus, in Rome, Italy, March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
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A man walks his dog on the deserted Piazza del Popolo square, on the fourth day of an unprecedented lockdown across of all Italy imposed to slow the outbreak of coronavirus, in Rome, Italy, March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
Priest Don Marco arrives to conduct Sunday mass alone in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, as churches close to the faithful to avoid coronavirus contagion, in Rome, Italy March 15, 2020.REUTERS/Alberto Lingria
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Priest Don Marco arrives to conduct Sunday mass alone in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, as churches close to the faithful to avoid coronavirus contagion, in Rome, Italy March 15, 2020.REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A woman applauds as she hugs a dog, during a flash mob to raise morale during the coronavirus crisis, as the Italian government continues restrictive movement measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak, in Milan, Italy March 14, 2020. REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo
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A woman applauds as she hugs a dog, during a flash mob to raise morale during the coronavirus crisis, as the Italian government continues restrictive movement measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak, in Milan, Italy March 14, 2020. REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
Railway Police officers control travel documents allowing to leave a home, as the Italian government continues restrictive movement measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak, in Catania, Italy March 14, 2020. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello
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Railway Police officers control travel documents allowing to leave a home, as the Italian government continues restrictive movement measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak, in Catania, Italy March 14, 2020. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A man and a kid are seen in a balcony on the fourth day of an unprecedented lockdown across of all Italy imposed to slow the outbreak of coronavirus, in Naples, Italy March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro de Luca
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A man and a kid are seen in a balcony on the fourth day of an unprecedented lockdown across of all Italy imposed to slow the outbreak of coronavirus, in Naples, Italy March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro de Luca

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A woman lights her smart phone from a balcony as part of nationwide flash mob to \
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A woman lights her smart phone from a balcony as part of nationwide flash mob to "light up Italy" and raise morale as Italians remain on lockdown due to a coronavirus outbreak, in Rome, Italy, March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A man uses his smart phone in an empty Via Condotti street is as the Italian government continues restrictive movement measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak, in Rome, Italy March 14, 2020. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria
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A man uses his smart phone in an empty Via Condotti street is as the Italian government continues restrictive movement measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak, in Rome, Italy March 14, 2020. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A general view of a deserted Vittorio Veneto square, on the fourth day of an unprecedented lockdown across of all Italy imposed to slow the outbreak of coronavirus, in Turin, Italy, March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca
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A general view of a deserted Vittorio Veneto square, on the fourth day of an unprecedented lockdown across of all Italy imposed to slow the outbreak of coronavirus, in Turin, Italy, March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
An Italian flag hangs on an apartment balcony reading \
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An Italian flag hangs on an apartment balcony reading "Tutto andra bene" - "everything will be alright", a phrase that has become symbolic of hope in Italy's coronavirus crisis, as part of a flashmob organized to raise morale in Rome, Italy, March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A nurse rests during a night shift at a hospital in Cremona, Italy March 8, 2020. Francesca Mangiatordi/@france_exa/via REUTERS
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A nurse rests during a night shift at a hospital in Cremona, Italy March 8, 2020. Francesca Mangiatordi/@france_exa/via REUTERS

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
Medical personnel wearing protective face masks help patients inside the Spedali Civili hospital in Brescia, Italy March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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Medical personnel wearing protective face masks help patients inside the Spedali Civili hospital in Brescia, Italy March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A worker sanitizes St. Mark\u0027s square as a measure to fight against the coronavirus in Venice, March 12. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
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A worker sanitizes St. Mark's square as a measure to fight against the coronavirus in Venice, March 12. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
People wearing protective face masks arrive at a supermarket in Pioltello, near Milan, March 11.   REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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People wearing protective face masks arrive at a supermarket in Pioltello, near Milan, March 11. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A view of Duomo square in Milan, March 11. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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A view of Duomo square in Milan, March 11. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A waiter receives payment before closing in Rome, March 11. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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A waiter receives payment before closing in Rome, March 11. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
Deputy Maria Teresa Baldini of Fratelli d\u0027Italia party wearing a protective mask and gloves inside the low house parliament building in Rome, March 11.  REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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Deputy Maria Teresa Baldini of Fratelli d'Italia party wearing a protective mask and gloves inside the low house parliament building in Rome, March 11. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
Police officers talk with people on a street in Rome, March 11. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
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Police officers talk with people on a street in Rome, March 11. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
Pope Francis holds his first ever virtual general audience at the Vatican, March 11.   Vatican Media/ Hvia REUTERS
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Pope Francis holds his first ever virtual general audience at the Vatican, March 11. Vatican Media/ Hvia REUTERS

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A general view of an empty St. Peter\u0027s Square as Pope Francis gives his weekly general audience via transmitted video a day after the Vatican closed the square and Basilica due to coronavirus concerns, in Rome, Italy March 11. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
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A general view of an empty St. Peter's Square as Pope Francis gives his weekly general audience via transmitted video a day after the Vatican closed the square and Basilica due to coronavirus concerns, in Rome, Italy March 11. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte speaks in a news conference room of Palazzo Chigi, where chairs are moved one meter apart in order to adhere to restrictions due to coronavirus spread, in Rome, Italy, March 11. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte speaks in a news conference room of Palazzo Chigi, where chairs are moved one meter apart in order to adhere to restrictions due to coronavirus spread, in Rome, Italy, March 11. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A couple kiss through protective face masks in front of the Trevi fountain in Rome, Italy, March 10. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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A couple kiss through protective face masks in front of the Trevi fountain in Rome, Italy, March 10. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A dog passes in front of an empty restaurant in Rome\u0027s Trastevere area, March 10.    REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
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A dog passes in front of an empty restaurant in Rome's Trastevere area, March 10. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A woman waits to be served behind yellow lines marking the distance customers have to keep between them, inside a grocery store in Rome\u0027s Trastevere area, March 10.  
  REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
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A woman waits to be served behind yellow lines marking the distance customers have to keep between them, inside a grocery store in Rome's Trastevere area, March 10. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A man reads a newspaper in Posillipo, near Naples, Italy, March 10. The headline reads: \
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A man reads a newspaper in Posillipo, near Naples, Italy, March 10. The headline reads: "Closed Italy." REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A mask is left in a puddle in Piazza del Duomo, as Italy battles a coronavirus outbreak, in Florence, Italy, March 10. REUTERS / Jennifer Lorenzini
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A mask is left in a puddle in Piazza del Duomo, as Italy battles a coronavirus outbreak, in Florence, Italy, March 10. REUTERS / Jennifer Lorenzini

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A gondolier waits for tourists in a virtually deserted city after a decree orders for the whole of Italy to be on lockdown, in Venice, Italy, March 10. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
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A gondolier waits for tourists in a virtually deserted city after a decree orders for the whole of Italy to be on lockdown, in Venice, Italy, March 10. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
An empty restaurant in a virtually deserted St. Mark\u0027s Square after a decree orders for the whole of Italy to be on lockdown in an unprecedented clampdown aimed at beating the coronavirus, in Venice, Italy, March 10. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
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An empty restaurant in a virtually deserted St. Mark's Square after a decree orders for the whole of Italy to be on lockdown in an unprecedented clampdown aimed at beating the coronavirus, in Venice, Italy, March 10. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A medic checks the temperature of a driver coming from Italy at the Brenner Pass border crossing between Italy and Austria, March 10. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert
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A medic checks the temperature of a driver coming from Italy at the Brenner Pass border crossing between Italy and Austria, March 10. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
People wearing protective face masks are seen in a supermarket in Posillipo, near Naples, Italy, March 10. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca
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People wearing protective face masks are seen in a supermarket in Posillipo, near Naples, Italy, March 10. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
Workers at a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plant leave work after the Italian government put the whole country on lockdown, in Turin, Italy, March 10.   REUTERS/Massimo Pinca
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Workers at a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plant leave work after the Italian government put the whole country on lockdown, in Turin, Italy, March 10. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
Teatro Massimo square in Catania is seen virtually deserted, March 10. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello
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Teatro Massimo square in Catania is seen virtually deserted, March 10. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A supermarket worker wearing a protective face mask is pictured through a window, after the Italian government locked down whole country as new coronavirus cases surged, in Naples, Italy, March 10. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca
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A supermarket worker wearing a protective face mask is pictured through a window, after the Italian government locked down whole country as new coronavirus cases surged, in Naples, Italy, March 10. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
An empty street is seen after the Italian government imposed a virtual lockdown on the north of Italy, in Venice, March 9. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
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An empty street is seen after the Italian government imposed a virtual lockdown on the north of Italy, in Venice, March 9. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
Inmates are seen on the roof of the San Vittore Prison during a revolt after family visits were suspended due to fears over coronavirus contagion, in Milan, Italy, March 9. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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Inmates are seen on the roof of the San Vittore Prison during a revolt after family visits were suspended due to fears over coronavirus contagion, in Milan, Italy, March 9. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
Relatives of inmates look at smoke inside Rebibbia Prison during a prisoners\u0027 revolt, after family visits were suspended due to fears over coronavirus contagion, in Rome, Italy, March 9. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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Relatives of inmates look at smoke inside Rebibbia Prison during a prisoners' revolt, after family visits were suspended due to fears over coronavirus contagion, in Rome, Italy, March 9. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
Newlyweds kiss after getting married during a ceremony attended by limited number of guests, standing one meter away from each other, at the Caracalla wedding venue in Rome, Italy March 7. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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Newlyweds kiss after getting married during a ceremony attended by limited number of guests, standing one meter away from each other, at the Caracalla wedding venue in Rome, Italy March 7. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
Juventus\u0027 Cristiano Ronaldo warms up before their closed door match against Inter Milan in Turin, Italy, March 8. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo warms up before their closed door match against Inter Milan in Turin, Italy, March 8. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
Empty water buses are seen in St. Mark\u0027s Square in Venice, Italy, March 8. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
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Empty water buses are seen in St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, March 8. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
The Grand Canal in Venice, Italy, March 8. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
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The Grand Canal in Venice, Italy, March 8. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
An empty train to Rome after the Italian government imposed a virtual lockdown on the north of the country, in Verona, Italy, March 8. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria
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An empty train to Rome after the Italian government imposed a virtual lockdown on the north of the country, in Verona, Italy, March 8. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A waiter stands by empty tables outside a restaurant at St Mark\u0027s Square, which is usually full of tourists, in Venice, March 5.     


REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
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A waiter stands by empty tables outside a restaurant at St Mark's Square, which is usually full of tourists, in Venice, March 5. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
People walk in Galleria Umberto I gallery the day after the Italian government decree to close cinemas, schools and urge people to work from home and not stand closer than one meter to each other, in Naples, March 5.   
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People walk in Galleria Umberto I gallery the day after the Italian government decree to close cinemas, schools and urge people to work from home and not stand closer than one meter to each other, in Naples, March 5. REUTERS/Ciro de Luca

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A empty classroom at Facolta di Lettere of La Sapienza University in Rome, March 5. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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A empty classroom at Facolta di Lettere of La Sapienza University in Rome, March 5. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
Students from the military school Nunziatella walk past the Royal Palace at Piazza del Plebiscito square in Naples, March 5. More than 100 deaths in Italy have been attributed to the virus since it first emerged in a town near Milan two weeks ago.   



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Students from the military school Nunziatella walk past the Royal Palace at Piazza del Plebiscito square in Naples, March 5. More than 100 deaths in Italy have been attributed to the virus since it first emerged in a town near Milan two weeks ago. REUTERS/Ciro de Luca

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A metro station is pictured after the government decree to close cinemas, schools and urge people to work from home, in Naples, March 5. REUTERS/Ciro de Luca
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A metro station is pictured after the government decree to close cinemas, schools and urge people to work from home, in Naples, March 5. REUTERS/Ciro de Luca

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
A woman prays inside empty Santa Maria presso San Satiro church in Milan, after Italy\u0027s bishops ordered that Masses not be held during the week in churches in areas of the north of the country affected by the coronavirus outbreak, March 5. 


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A woman prays inside empty Santa Maria presso San Satiro church in Milan, after Italy's bishops ordered that Masses not be held during the week in churches in areas of the north of the country affected by the coronavirus outbreak, March 5. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Mar 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
People sit at Piazza del Popolo square in Rome, March 5. 
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People sit at Piazza del Popolo square in Rome, March 5. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

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