Italy has taken even more drastic measures in its battle against Coronavirus by putting the entire country into total shutdown for the next 15 days.
The measures, which take effect on 12 March, will mean the closure of offices, shops, bars, hair salons and restaurants, and the cessation of all non-essential production.
Supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open, however, and all emergency and services relating to health, food, transport, and energy will continue to operate.
Anyone who sets foot outside their door must carry with them a self-certified document, which must be filled out and signed. The measures were announced late on 11 March by Italian premier Giuseppe Conte who stressed that there was absolutely no need to run to food shops, which will remain open as normal.