A woman wearing a face mask walks by the almost deserted Ducal Palace square in Genoa, Italy, on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
A woman wearing a face mask walks by the almost deserted Ducal Palace square in Genoa, Italy, on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus: Italy closes shops and restaurants as deaths jump to 827

  • Only supermarkets, food stores and pharmacies to remain open, and companies must shut all non-essential departments
  • Prime minister pledges US$28.3 billion to fight outbreak in Europe’s worst-hit country

A woman wearing a face mask walks by the almost deserted Ducal Palace square in Genoa, Italy, on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
A woman wearing a face mask walks by the almost deserted Ducal Palace square in Genoa, Italy, on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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