Life in Lockdown

We have all followed the horror and terror that has engulfed Italy during the past several weeks. The heartbreaking news updates are hard to read and harder to watch as many people suffer in Italian hospitals. As of March 10, all of Italy was placed on lockdown. Tourist travel was halted and locals’ movements were restricted. The initial lockdown period was extended and could be adjusted to an even later date.

In order for residents to leave home, they must carry a document describing the reason they are out: grocery, pharmacy, medical appointments, to walk their pets. If approached without proper documentation, people can incur a stiff fine.

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