Italian soldiers stand guard and carry out checks at the Palermo's central station on Sicily island on March 20. Photo: EPA-EFEItalian soldiers stand guard and carry out checks at the Palermo's central station on Sicily island on March 20. Photo: EPA-EFE
Italian soldiers stand guard and carry out checks at the Palermo's central station on Sicily island on March 20. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus: Italy’s south a powder keg as cases soar past 100,000

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Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Italian soldiers stand guard and carry out checks at the Palermo's central station on Sicily island on March 20. Photo: EPA-EFEItalian soldiers stand guard and carry out checks at the Palermo's central station on Sicily island on March 20. Photo: EPA-EFE
Italian soldiers stand guard and carry out checks at the Palermo's central station on Sicily island on March 20. Photo: EPA-EFE
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