In pictures: Italians face life under coronavirus lockdown

Andy WellsFreelance Writer
Yahoo News UK

Since Italy was placed in nearly total lockdown following the rapid spread of the coronavirus, residents have been getting used to another way of life.

Police are forcing people to keep apart in cafes as part of efforts to contain the spread of the virus.

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The number of people testing positive for coronavirus has surpassed 10,000 in Italy, more than anywhere else in the world bar China, where the outbreak began.

Many of Italy's 62 million people have been encouraged to stay home, and police across the country have patrolled cafes to ensure owners keep customers one metre apart during daylight hours and enforce a strict 6pm closure order.

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Italy has found itself increasingly sealed off as other countries seek to keep infections contained.

Malta and Spain have announced a ban on air traffic from Italy, while British Airways and Air Canada have suspended all Italy flights.

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Massimo Leonardo, who runs a market stall, said: “It’s bad. People are terrorised. I've never seen anything like it."

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A man looks at an empty St Peter's Square in the Vatican, Rome, after a new barricade was erected to stop entry.
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Waiters pile up chairs and prepare to close at a restaurant in Rome's Piazza Navona.
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Travellers line up at a checkpoint set up by border police inside Rome's Termini train station.
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A prelate takes a photograph of an empty St Peter's Square at the Vatican in Rome.
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Pope Francis is seen onscreen at his first streaming Weekly Audience from his private library in the Apostolic Palace.
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A barista with two cups of coffee before 6pm, when the bars will be closed.
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People in front of a butcher's shop stand one metre away from each other.
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Tourists with walk by the closed Coliseum in Rome.
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Police officers and soldiers check passengers leaving Milan's main train station.
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A priest confesses a faithful during a Sunday Mass celebrated in their parish football field.
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A sign advising that a Serie A football match is being played behind closed doors at the San Siro stadium, Milan.
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People have stormed supermarkets and emptied the shelves of flour, sugar, salt, pasta, rice and other food items as they prepare to stay indoors for long periods.
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A street lies empty after 6pm to prevent crowds from forming and spreading coronavirus.
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Galleria Suibalpina, in the centre of Turin, lies deserted.
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People line up to enter in a supermarket in Rome, keeping the 'safe' distance and entering a few at a time.
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A prelate walks outside St Peter's Square after the Vatican erected the new barricade preventing entry.
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Food lies untouched at the Campo del Fiori open-air market in Rome, which has been starved of customers.
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An epidemic prevention staff member checks a person's body temperature at the port of Naples.
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A bar sits closed in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, in the centre of Turin.
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People traveling to the islands of Ischia, Capri and Procida before the sanitary checks in Naples.
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