Italy bans internal travel, long lines of people queue in rain two weeks into coronavirus lockdownRecord ID: 1465391
- Title: Italy bans internal travel, long lines of people queue in rain two weeks into coronavirus lockdown
- Date: 23rd March 2020
- Summary: NAPLES, ITALY (MARCH 22, 2020) (REUTERS) OFFICIAL CHECKING TEMPERATURE OF WOMAN WEARING PROTECTIVE MASK OFFICIAL CHECKING TEMPERATURE OF MAN WEARING PROTECTIVE MASK / ITALIAN SOLDIERS WEARING PROTECTIVE MASKS LOOKING ON OFFICIAL CHECKING TEMPERATURE OF MAN WEARING PROTECTIVE MASK OFFICIAL CHECKING TEMPERATURE OF WOMEN WEARING PROTECTIVE MASK / SOLDIERS WEARING PROTECTIVE MASKS LOOKING ON VARIOUS OF MAN WEARING PROTECTIVE MASK FILLING DOCUMENT PEOPLE CARRYING LUGGAGE QUEUING POLICEMAN WEARING PROTECTIVE MASK STOPPING PASSENGERS WITH TRAIN IN THE BACKGROUND CATANIA, ITALY (MARCH 23, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF RESIDENTS WEARING PROTECTIVE MASKS AND HOLDING UMBRELLAS QUEUING IN FRONT OF SUPERMARKET PEOPLE ENTERING INSIDE SUPERMARKET PLASTIC GLOVES ON GROUND VARIOUS OF PEOPLE QUEUING IN FRONT OF SUPERMARKET MAN CARRYING PLASTIC BAGS CROSSING STREET SUPERMARKET ENTRANCE MAN WEARING PROTECTIVE MASK WALKING IN FRONT OF PEOPLE QUEUING ROME, ITALY (MARCH 22, 2020) (REUTERS) EMPTY SPANISH STEPS EMPTY PIAZZA DEL POPOLO
- Keywords: Italy Naples Rome commuters coronavirus health lockdown police checks station trains
- Reuters ID: LVA001C69WOCN
- Location: NAPLES, CATANIA AND ROME, ITALY
- City: NAPLES, CATANIA AND ROME, ITALY
- Country: Italy
- Duration: 00:03:02
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: Police were checking passengers at Naples train station on Sunday (March 22) after Italy banned travel within the country in yet another attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Officials wearing protective masks checked the temperature of passengers and commuters inside the central station of Naples a month after the first death from the highly infectious virus was registered in Italy.
The Italian government also issued an order freezing all business activity deemed non-essential in an effort to keep ever more people at home and off the streets.
The interior and health ministries issued a separate statement, telling people they had to stay where they were, unless urgent business or health reasons forced them to move to another town or region.
In Catania, residents patiently queued with their shopping carts - and umbrellas - under the rain keeping a safe distance outside supermarkets on Monday (March 23) after Sicily closed the island's grocery shops during the weekend trying to contain the contagion.
Rome's iconic Spanish Steps and nearby Piazza del Popolo, usually overcrowded with tourists and residents enjoying the sunny Italian spring, were ghostly deserted with only the seagulls flying over the roofs of the city.
Italy has registered more deaths than any other country in the world, while the number of confirmed cases is second only to China, with the tally rising by 5,560 to 59,138 on Sunday, the Civil Protection Agency said.
On Sunday data showed a further 651 people had died from the disease, lifting the number of fatalities to 5,476
(Production: Ciro De Luca, Alberto Lingria, Antonio Parrinello, Oriana Boselli, Fabiano Franchitti)
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