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Inside coronavirus-hit small towns in northern Italy

Life inside a red zone: A man wearing a mask looks up at a couple looking out of a window from a house on the 15th day of quarantine in San Fiorano, one of the small towns in northern Italy that has been on lockdown since February, March 6, 2020. Primary school teacher Marzio Toniolo shares images from inside Italy\u0027s \u0027red zone\u0027, areas placed under quarantine at the heart of the country\u0027s coronavirus outbreak. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Life inside a red zone: A man wearing a mask looks up at a couple looking out of a window from a house on the 15th day of quarantine in San Fiorano, one of the small towns in northern Italy that has been on lockdown since February, March 6, 2020. Primary school teacher Marzio Toniolo shares images from inside Italy's 'red zone', areas placed under quarantine at the heart of the country's coronavirus outbreak. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Life in lockdown: Two-year-old Bianca Toniolo plays with her doll at home in San Fiorano, March 10. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Life in lockdown: Two-year-old Bianca Toniolo plays with her doll at home in San Fiorano, March 10. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Newspaper stands display headlines about coronavirus red zones on the 15th day of quarantine in San Fiorano, March 6. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Newspaper stands display headlines about coronavirus red zones on the 15th day of quarantine in San Fiorano, March 6. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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People gather on a road on the 15th day of quarantine in San Fiorano, March 6. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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People gather on a road on the 15th day of quarantine in San Fiorano, March 6. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Ines Prandini, 85, stands in the kitchen at home in San Fiorano March 9. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Ines Prandini, 85, stands in the kitchen at home in San Fiorano March 9. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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35-year-old schoolteacher Marzio Toniolo takes a picture of his reflection in a mirror at home in San Fiorano March 10, 2020. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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35-year-old schoolteacher Marzio Toniolo takes a picture of his reflection in a mirror at home in San Fiorano March 10, 2020. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Two-year-old Bianca Toniolo does a drawing of a microscopic view of the coronavirus on the 14th day of quarantine at home in San Fiorano, one of the 11 small towns in northern Italy that has been on lockdown since February, March 5, 2020.   Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Two-year-old Bianca Toniolo does a drawing of a microscopic view of the coronavirus on the 14th day of quarantine at home in San Fiorano, one of the 11 small towns in northern Italy that has been on lockdown since February, March 5, 2020. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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A stop sign is seen on a blocked road in San Fiorano, on the 17th day of quarantine in one of the 11 small towns in northern Italy that has been on lockdown since February, March 8, 2020. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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A stop sign is seen on a blocked road in San Fiorano, on the 17th day of quarantine in one of the 11 small towns in northern Italy that has been on lockdown since February, March 8, 2020. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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A man wearing a protective mask holds a bouquet of flowers on a street outside on the 16th day of quarantine in San Fiorano, March 7. There has been some confusion over whether residents of these towns will be able to the leave the original \u0027red zone\u0027 area now that there is a virtual lockdown across a wide swathe of Italy\u0027s wealthy north.  Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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A man wearing a protective mask holds a bouquet of flowers on a street outside on the 16th day of quarantine in San Fiorano, March 7. There has been some confusion over whether residents of these towns will be able to the leave the original 'red zone' area now that there is a virtual lockdown across a wide swathe of Italy's wealthy north. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Gino Verani, 87, and his wife Ines Prandini, 85, sleep at home on the 16th day of quarantine in San Fiorano, March 7.  Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Gino Verani, 87, and his wife Ines Prandini, 85, sleep at home on the 16th day of quarantine in San Fiorano, March 7. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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35-year-old schoolteacher Marzio Toniolo goes for a bike ride with his wife, Chiara Zuddas, 31 on the 16th day of quarantine in San Fiorano, March 7.  Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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35-year-old schoolteacher Marzio Toniolo goes for a bike ride with his wife, Chiara Zuddas, 31 on the 16th day of quarantine in San Fiorano, March 7. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Carabinieri military police check documents of a man wearing a protective mask in a car at the checkpoint in San Fiorano, March 8. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Carabinieri military police check documents of a man wearing a protective mask in a car at the checkpoint in San Fiorano, March 8. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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A youth volleyball team trains outside wearing protective masks, with each person one metre apart from each other due to government restrictions, on the 16th day of quarantine in Codogno, March 7. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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A youth volleyball team trains outside wearing protective masks, with each person one metre apart from each other due to government restrictions, on the 16th day of quarantine in Codogno, March 7. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Two-year-old Bianca Toniolo holds hands with her great-grandfather, Gino Verani, 87, as they watch news on television about the coronavirus outbreak at home in San Fiorano, one of the towns on lockdown in northern Italy, March 4. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Two-year-old Bianca Toniolo holds hands with her great-grandfather, Gino Verani, 87, as they watch news on television about the coronavirus outbreak at home in San Fiorano, one of the towns on lockdown in northern Italy, March 4. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Silvia wears a protective mask as she waits for customers in a tobacconist in San Fiorano, one of the towns on lockdown in northern Italy due to a coronavirus outbreak, March 3. To ease tensions, she plays a game with customers also wearing protective masks - guessing who is hiding behind them. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Silvia wears a protective mask as she waits for customers in a tobacconist in San Fiorano, one of the towns on lockdown in northern Italy due to a coronavirus outbreak, March 3. To ease tensions, she plays a game with customers also wearing protective masks - guessing who is hiding behind them. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Bianca Toniolo plays with a piece of material to distract her from being in quarantine at home in San Fiorano, March 3.  The family was concerned about Bianca as she looked as though she may be getting a temperature, but after testing the reading multiple times with several different thermometers, no temperature was recorded. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Bianca Toniolo plays with a piece of material to distract her from being in quarantine at home in San Fiorano, March 3. The family was concerned about Bianca as she looked as though she may be getting a temperature, but after testing the reading multiple times with several different thermometers, no temperature was recorded. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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35-year-old schoolteacher Marzio Toniolo was given a jar of propolis, a liquid known for being beneficial to the immune system, by his friend, an artist known as DEM, in Codogno, one of the towns on lockdown in Italy due to a coronavirus outbreak, March 4. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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35-year-old schoolteacher Marzio Toniolo was given a jar of propolis, a liquid known for being beneficial to the immune system, by his friend, an artist known as DEM, in Codogno, one of the towns on lockdown in Italy due to a coronavirus outbreak, March 4. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Gino Verani, 87, suffers from senile dementia and with his town being on lockdown due to a coronavirus outbreak, it has caused him additional confusion. To try and help distract him, his family give him a pen and paper to draw his thoughts. He draws a plane, after asking his grandson Marzio Toniolo, \
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Gino Verani, 87, suffers from senile dementia and with his town being on lockdown due to a coronavirus outbreak, it has caused him additional confusion. To try and help distract him, his family give him a pen and paper to draw his thoughts. He draws a plane, after asking his grandson Marzio Toniolo, "do you have the keys to the plane?", on a rainy day at home in San Fiorano, Italy, March 2. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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A group of young people play in a park in San Fiorano, March 3. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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A group of young people play in a park in San Fiorano, March 3. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Life inside a red zone: On the fourteenth day of quarantine, Ines Prandini, 85, restarted an old alarm clock she\u0027s had for 30 years to \
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Life inside a red zone: On the fourteenth day of quarantine, Ines Prandini, 85, restarted an old alarm clock she's had for 30 years to "give some sound to this time, to give some life to this time" at home in San Fiorano, one of the towns on lockdown in Italy due to a coronavirus outbreak, in this picture taken by her grandson, schoolteacher Marzio Toniolo, March 5. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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A line of cars wait to be checked at the border between the lockdown towns of San Fiorano and Santo Stefano, in this picture taken in northern Italy by schoolteacher Marzio Toniolo, March 3. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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A line of cars wait to be checked at the border between the lockdown towns of San Fiorano and Santo Stefano, in this picture taken in northern Italy by schoolteacher Marzio Toniolo, March 3. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Ines Prandini, 85, fills in crossword puzzles to while away time during an evening at home in San Fiorano, one of the towns on lockdown in northern Italy due to a coronavirus outbreak, in this picture taken by her grandson, schoolteacher Marzio Toniolo, March 3. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Ines Prandini, 85, fills in crossword puzzles to while away time during an evening at home in San Fiorano, one of the towns on lockdown in northern Italy due to a coronavirus outbreak, in this picture taken by her grandson, schoolteacher Marzio Toniolo, March 3. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Life inside a red zone: A single light is switched on inside a house late at night in San Fiorano, one of the towns on lockdown in northern Italy, March 3. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Life inside a red zone: A single light is switched on inside a house late at night in San Fiorano, one of the towns on lockdown in northern Italy, March 3. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Bianca Toniolo is held by her mother Chiara Zuddas, 31, while they watch news about the coronavirus on television at home in San Fiorano, March 4. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Bianca Toniolo is held by her mother Chiara Zuddas, 31, while they watch news about the coronavirus on television at home in San Fiorano, March 4. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Life inside a red zone: Chiara Zuddas, 31, makes toys out of string for her two-year-old daughter Bianca Toniolo to distract her from being in quarantine at home in San Fiorano, one of the towns on lockdown in northern Italy due to a coronavirus outbreak. Bianca turned the piece of string into a \u0027veil for fairies\u0027. This picture was taken by her husband Marzio Toniolo, March 3. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Life inside a red zone: Chiara Zuddas, 31, makes toys out of string for her two-year-old daughter Bianca Toniolo to distract her from being in quarantine at home in San Fiorano, one of the towns on lockdown in northern Italy due to a coronavirus outbreak. Bianca turned the piece of string into a 'veil for fairies'. This picture was taken by her husband Marzio Toniolo, March 3. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Gino Verani, 87, eats biscuits at home in San Fiorano, one of the towns on lockdown in northern Italy due to a coronavirus outbreak, in this picture taken by his grandson, schoolteacher Marzio Toniolo, March 3.Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Gino Verani, 87, eats biscuits at home in San Fiorano, one of the towns on lockdown in northern Italy due to a coronavirus outbreak, in this picture taken by his grandson, schoolteacher Marzio Toniolo, March 3.Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Bianca Toniolo looks on a phone at an illustration of a microscopic view of the new coronavirus, which she says looks like the sun, at home on a rainy day in San Fiorano, one of the towns in northern Italy on lockdown due to a coronavirus outbreak, in this picture taken by her father Marzio, March 2. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Bianca Toniolo looks on a phone at an illustration of a microscopic view of the new coronavirus, which she says looks like the sun, at home on a rainy day in San Fiorano, one of the towns in northern Italy on lockdown due to a coronavirus outbreak, in this picture taken by her father Marzio, March 2. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Enrico, a dental hygienist, has been supplying other dentists - usually his competition - with masks, in San Fiorano, March 3. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Enrico, a dental hygienist, has been supplying other dentists - usually his competition - with masks, in San Fiorano, March 3. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Chiara Zuddas, and her daughter, Bianca Toniolo, sit on a balcony at home in San Fiorano, February 28. Marzio Toniolo via REUTERS
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Chiara Zuddas, and her daughter, Bianca Toniolo, sit on a balcony at home in San Fiorano, February 28. Marzio Toniolo via REUTERS

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A group of young people hang out listening to dance music on a boombox, by a train track in San Fiorano, one of the towns on lockdown due to a coronavirus outbreak in San Fiorano, February 28.  Marzio Toniolo via REUTERS
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A group of young people hang out listening to dance music on a boombox, by a train track in San Fiorano, one of the towns on lockdown due to a coronavirus outbreak in San Fiorano, February 28. Marzio Toniolo via REUTERS

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Ines Prandini, 85, prepares homemade ravioli with the Toniolo family at home in San Fiorano, one of the towns on lockdown due to a coronavirus outbreak in San Fiorano, March 1. Marzio Toniolo says many inhabitants worry about how they will be viewed once their quarantine is over. \
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Ines Prandini, 85, prepares homemade ravioli with the Toniolo family at home in San Fiorano, one of the towns on lockdown due to a coronavirus outbreak in San Fiorano, March 1. Marzio Toniolo says many inhabitants worry about how they will be viewed once their quarantine is over. "There is a fear that there could be 'racist' feelings towards the inhabitants who come from these zones," he says. Marzio Toniolo via REUTERS

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The Toniolo family make a toast, clinking their glasses at home after cooking homemade ravioli in San Fiorano, March 1. Marzio Toniolo via REUTERS
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The Toniolo family make a toast, clinking their glasses at home after cooking homemade ravioli in San Fiorano, March 1. Marzio Toniolo via REUTERS

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An empty house under construction is seen in San Fiorano, February 29, 2020. Marzio Toniolo via REUTERS
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An empty house under construction is seen in San Fiorano, February 29, 2020. Marzio Toniolo via REUTERS

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A group of men wearing protective masks play a game of cards out on a street in San Fiorano, February 27. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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A group of men wearing protective masks play a game of cards out on a street in San Fiorano, February 27. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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People warm their hands by a fire in San Fiorano, February 29. Marzio Toniolo via REUTERS
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People warm their hands by a fire in San Fiorano, February 29. Marzio Toniolo via REUTERS

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A child dressed in a Superman outfit walks down a street in Casalpusterlengo, February 26. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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A child dressed in a Superman outfit walks down a street in Casalpusterlengo, February 26. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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A chemist wears a protective mask as she waits for customers in a pharmacy in San Fiorano, February 25, 2020. The local mayor has paid for an apartment for the chemist, who did not give her name, as she chose to stay in the town to help instead of travel to Brescia with her family. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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A chemist wears a protective mask as she waits for customers in a pharmacy in San Fiorano, February 25, 2020. The local mayor has paid for an apartment for the chemist, who did not give her name, as she chose to stay in the town to help instead of travel to Brescia with her family. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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An ice cream van is seen on a street in San Fiorano, February 28. Marzio Toniolo via REUTERS
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An ice cream van is seen on a street in San Fiorano, February 28. Marzio Toniolo via REUTERS

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Gino Verani, 87 and his wife Ines Prandini, 85, link arms at home in San Fiorano, February 29. Marzio Toniolo via REUTERS
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Gino Verani, 87 and his wife Ines Prandini, 85, link arms at home in San Fiorano, February 29. Marzio Toniolo via REUTERS

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A man wearing a protective mask buys cigarettes from a self-service tobacconist, next to a closed tobacco shop in Codogno, one of the towns on lockdown due to a coronavirus outbreak, in this picture taken by schoolteacher Marzio Toniolo in Codogno, March 1. Marzio Toniolo via REUTERS
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A man wearing a protective mask buys cigarettes from a self-service tobacconist, next to a closed tobacco shop in Codogno, one of the towns on lockdown due to a coronavirus outbreak, in this picture taken by schoolteacher Marzio Toniolo in Codogno, March 1. Marzio Toniolo via REUTERS

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Medical workers, some in protective suits, stand by an ambulance in Codogno, February 28. Marzio Toniolo via REUTERS
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Medical workers, some in protective suits, stand by an ambulance in Codogno, February 28. Marzio Toniolo via REUTERS

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A sign outside a mini supermarket reads \
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A sign outside a mini supermarket reads "Please enter with masks and gloves for the safety of everyone, thank you. Four people to enter at a time" in San Fiorano, February 27. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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A protective mask has been put on the face of a statue of Italy\u0027s patron saint, St. Francis, in San Fiorano, February 27. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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A protective mask has been put on the face of a statue of Italy's patron saint, St. Francis, in San Fiorano, February 27. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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People gather on a shopping street in Codogno, February 27. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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People gather on a shopping street in Codogno, February 27. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Two-year-old Bianca Toniolo sits by large bags of 300 euros worth of food, bought by her family to stock up on supplies for their home in San Fiorano, February 25. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Two-year-old Bianca Toniolo sits by large bags of 300 euros worth of food, bought by her family to stock up on supplies for their home in San Fiorano, February 25. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Gino Verani, 87, sits a table in a piazza in San Fiorano, February 21. 

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Gino Verani, 87, sits a table in a piazza in San Fiorano, February 21. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Gino Verani sits at home in San Fiorano, February 22. Verani is upset because the local bar is closed. \
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Gino Verani sits at home in San Fiorano, February 22. Verani is upset because the local bar is closed. "We told my grandpa 100 times that the bar is not open because of the Spanish flu, to make him understand," primary school teacher Marzio Toniolo told Reuters, referring to the deadly disease that killed millions after World War One and remains a byword for pandemics. "He is very angry and very old," he added. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Empty shelves are seen inside a shop in San Fiorano, February 22. Police blocks were put at the entrance to the town and anyone who tries to escape the blockade faces up to three months in prison or a fine of up to 206 euros ($223).

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Empty shelves are seen inside a shop in San Fiorano, February 22. Police blocks were put at the entrance to the town and anyone who tries to escape the blockade faces up to three months in prison or a fine of up to 206 euros ($223). Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Chiara Zuddas, 31, and her 2-year-old daughter Bianca Toniolo sit on their sofa in San Fiorano, February 23. Toniolo lives with his grandparents, who are both in their 80s, his wife Chiara Zuddas and their two-year-old daughter. \
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Chiara Zuddas, 31, and her 2-year-old daughter Bianca Toniolo sit on their sofa in San Fiorano, February 23. Toniolo lives with his grandparents, who are both in their 80s, his wife Chiara Zuddas and their two-year-old daughter. "We can take walks, we can walk our dogs, we can go jogging, we can ride bikes, but the authorities have suggested that we should avoid contact with other people," he said. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Chiara Zuddas writes \
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Chiara Zuddas writes "Day three" on a calendar, marking the third day of lockdown in San Fiorano, February 23. Zuddas is a primary school teacher too and she has created a WhatsApp group to keep in touch with her students. "Even if they are very young, I understood that they needed to hear from us and we needed to hear from them. I didn't do this to carry on with the school program, but to maintain human contact," she said. "Next Wednesday, I am going to do an English exam via WhatsApp," she added. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Residents of San Fiorano gather in a park, February 23. Shops are shut, the bar is closed and people speak to each other from a safe distance.

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Residents of San Fiorano gather in a park, February 23. Shops are shut, the bar is closed and people speak to each other from a safe distance. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Chiara Zuddas and her 2-year-old daughter Bianca Toniolo watch the sunset in an empty park in San Fiorano, February 23. \
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Chiara Zuddas and her 2-year-old daughter Bianca Toniolo watch the sunset in an empty park in San Fiorano, February 23. "We know that we may be infected and that we may already have contracted the coronavirus," said Toniolo, adding that they were watching 24-hour television news stations to stay informed of what was going on. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Codogno hospital is seen at night in Codogno, February 22. \
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Codogno hospital is seen at night in Codogno, February 22. "Let's hope everything will be fine. I have friends who have contracted the coronavirus these days, but they already feel better," Toniolo said. "They told me not to worry." Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Husband and wife Gino Verani, 87, and Ines Prandini, 85, eat and drink at home in San Fiorano, February 23. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Husband and wife Gino Verani, 87, and Ines Prandini, 85, eat and drink at home in San Fiorano, February 23. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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An empty playground in San Fiorano, February 21. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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An empty playground in San Fiorano, February 21. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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A sign in Italian reads \
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A sign in Italian reads "Oratory closed until a new order" on the gates of a Church in San Fiorano, February 22. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Three boys wearing protective face masks sit outside a closed public building in San Fiorano, February 21. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Three boys wearing protective face masks sit outside a closed public building in San Fiorano, February 21. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Gino Verani, 87, looks outside a window in San Fiorano, February 23. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Gino Verani, 87, looks outside a window in San Fiorano, February 23. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Bianca Toniolo, 2, sits on a sofa at home in San Fiorano, February 23. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Bianca Toniolo, 2, sits on a sofa at home in San Fiorano, February 23. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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An empty pathway in San Fiorano, February 23. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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An empty pathway in San Fiorano, February 23. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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A closed bar is seen in San Fiorano, February 22. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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A closed bar is seen in San Fiorano, February 22. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Residents of San Fiorano play basketball, February 23. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Residents of San Fiorano play basketball, February 23. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Massimo Toniolo, 61, rides a bike with his granddaughter, 2-year-old Bianca, in San Fiorano, February 22. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Massimo Toniolo, 61, rides a bike with his granddaughter, 2-year-old Bianca, in San Fiorano, February 22. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Two-year-old Bianca Toniolo hides behind a tree as she plays with her mother, Chiara Zuddas, in an empty park in San Fiorano, February 23. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Two-year-old Bianca Toniolo hides behind a tree as she plays with her mother, Chiara Zuddas, in an empty park in San Fiorano, February 23. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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The sunset is seen through a car window behind an empty road in San Fiorano, February 21. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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The sunset is seen through a car window behind an empty road in San Fiorano, February 21. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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An ambulance drives down a street a night in San Fiorano, February 21. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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An ambulance drives down a street a night in San Fiorano, February 21. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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A sign outside a newspaper shop reads \
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A sign outside a newspaper shop reads "Today no papers" in Casalpusterlengo, Italy, February 26. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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An empty fish stand is seen in a supermarket in Codogno, February 25. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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An empty fish stand is seen in a supermarket in Codogno, February 25. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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35-year-old schoolteacher Marzio Toniolo\u0027s car is seen full of bags of 300 euros worth of supplies from a supermarket for his family in Codogno, February 25. The Toniolo family live in San Fiorano, another red zone town some 4 miles (6.5 km) away. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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35-year-old schoolteacher Marzio Toniolo's car is seen full of bags of 300 euros worth of supplies from a supermarket for his family in Codogno, February 25. The Toniolo family live in San Fiorano, another red zone town some 4 miles (6.5 km) away. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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Residents of San Fiorano wear protective masks February 24. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS
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Residents of San Fiorano wear protective masks February 24. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

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