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This drone footage shows empty roads in Italy

A new drone video shows what it’s like in Italy where there’s a nationwide quarantine

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Two women walk in the town of Codogno, in the region of Lombardia, northern Italy, Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

Two women walk in the town of Codogno, in the region of Lombardia, northern Italy, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The Lombardy cluster of COVID-19 was first registered in the tiny town of Codogno on Feb. 19, when the first patient tested positive and has been a red zone until the end of seclusion and return of production in the recent days. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

Claudio Furlan, La Presse via Associated Press

A new drone video shows nearly deserted roads in Italy where the coronavirus has ravaged the nation, according to CNN.

  • The video shows parts of northern Italy.
  • Italy has more than 24,000 cases of the coronavirus.
  • On Sunday, the country suffered from 368 deaths in 24 hours, according to CNN.

The death toll in the northern Italian region of Lombardy rose to 1,420 from 1,218 — a jump in 202 deaths alone, according to Reuters.

One week ago

  • Northern Italy quarantined 16 million people only one week ago to help combat the coronavirus, BBC News reports.
  • Anyone who lived in Lombardy and 14 other locations in northern and central Italy needed permission to travel. Major cities such as Milan and Venice were affected by the change, too.
  • Schools, gyms, museums and nightclubs were closed at the same time, according to BBC News.