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Italy is one of the worst affected countries by COVID-19 with 17,660 confirmed cases and 1,266 deaths, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.

Schools, museums, universities and cinemas have been closed.

Italian citizens have been seen singing and dancing from balconies in videos shared on social media.

From CNBC:

On Wednesday evening, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said that supermarkets and pharmacies would be the only retailers to remain open in Italy. The country is under a national lockdown restricting citizens’ movement and activities until April 3.

Schools, museums, universities and cinemas have been closed while other public events, including Serie A soccer matches, have been canceled. Conte said Wednesday it was time to “go one step further,” announcing the closure of most commercial and retail activities with bars, restaurants and beauty salons among those ordered to shut.

The shutdown is weighing heavily on Italy’s economy and Italian blue-chip stocks plunged by over 23% this week.

This is an apparent attempt to boost morale as many services are still closed in the country. The shutdown is weighing heavily on Italy’s economy.



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