A deserted shopping street in Rome. Photo: AP A deserted shopping street in Rome. Photo: AP
A deserted shopping street in Rome. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: empty streets, eerie silence as Italy starts first weekend under shutdown

  • The country, which has recorded 1,266 deaths from the virus, has imposed sweeping measures that have left millions confined to their homes
  • But the crisis is also bringing out examples of social solidarity, with many Italians singing in their balconies to raise morale

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A deserted shopping street in Rome. Photo: AP A deserted shopping street in Rome. Photo: AP
A deserted shopping street in Rome. Photo: AP
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