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Coronavirus: Rome empty, nearly one month after start of lockdown

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The streets of Rome are empty of people, nearly one month after the beginning of a total lockdown put in place in Italy to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Added on the 06/04/2020 06:57:21 - Copyright : AFP EN

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