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Coronavirus: Life under lockdown in Italy

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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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image captionA woman waits to be served in 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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image captionA 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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image captionSoldiers patrol past a restaurant in the Trastevere district of Rome
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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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image captionA dog passes in front of an empty restaurant in Trastevere area in Rome
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image captionA 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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image captionPolicemen are seen in Duomo square in Catania
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image captionTeatro Massimo square in Catania
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image captionA sign advising customers to keep one meter distance from other people is seen outside a store in Milan
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image captionThe Piazza di Pietra square in the centre of Rome
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