Coronavirus Grips Italy in Europe's Worst Outbreak - See Pictures

World | Reuters | March 6, 2020, 8:28 am
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 An empty classroom is pictured inside the Bicocca University in Milan, Italy. Italian authorities have closed schools and universities in Lombardy and northern regions in order to prevent the spread of the highly infectious coronavirus. (Image: Reuters)
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An empty classroom is pictured inside the Bicocca University in Milan, Italy. Italian authorities have closed schools and universities in Lombardy and northern regions in order to prevent the spread of the highly infectious coronavirus. (Image: Reuters)

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 Very few people are seen in the area surrounding the Colosseum, which would usually be full of tourists, in Rome, Italy. Italy's tourism industry has been affected by a coronavirus outbreak, with hotels reporting mass cancellations even in cities with few or no cases of the virus. (Image: Reuters)
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Very few people are seen in the area surrounding the Colosseum, which would usually be full of tourists, in Rome, Italy. Italy's tourism industry has been affected by a coronavirus outbreak, with hotels reporting mass cancellations even in cities with few or no cases of the virus. (Image: Reuters)

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 Few people are seen inside the ancient Pantheon, which is usually full of tourists, in Rome, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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Few people are seen inside the ancient Pantheon, which is usually full of tourists, in Rome, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 General view of Milan's Duomo cathedral, as it reopened to faithfuls for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, in Milan, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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General view of Milan's Duomo cathedral, as it reopened to faithfuls for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, in Milan, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 An empty water bus after the spread of coronavirus has caused a decline in the number of tourists in Venice, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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An empty water bus after the spread of coronavirus has caused a decline in the number of tourists in Venice, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 An empty canal is seen after the spread of coronavirus has caused a decline in the number of tourists in Venice, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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An empty canal is seen after the spread of coronavirus has caused a decline in the number of tourists in Venice, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 The teams line up before the match in an empty stadium after fans were not allowed in over coronavirus fears in San Siro, Milan, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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The teams line up before the match in an empty stadium after fans were not allowed in over coronavirus fears in San Siro, Milan, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 People walk along the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping mall, as a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy continues to grow, in Milan, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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People walk along the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping mall, as a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy continues to grow, in Milan, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 A medical worker wearing protective mask is seen at a medical checkpoint at the entrance of the Spedali Civili hospital in Brescia, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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A medical worker wearing protective mask is seen at a medical checkpoint at the entrance of the Spedali Civili hospital in Brescia, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 Waiters stand by an empty restaurant in St. Mark's Square, which would usually be full of tourists, as a coronavirus outbreak continues to grow in the country, in Venice, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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Waiters stand by an empty restaurant in St. Mark's Square, which would usually be full of tourists, as a coronavirus outbreak continues to grow in the country, in Venice, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 University Chemistry professor Luca De Gioia records his lesson in an empty class room to stream it online for his students at the Bicocca University in Milan, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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University Chemistry professor Luca De Gioia records his lesson in an empty class room to stream it online for his students at the Bicocca University in Milan, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 Women in face masks walk at the local market in Milan, as the country is hit by the coronavirus outbreak. Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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Women in face masks walk at the local market in Milan, as the country is hit by the coronavirus outbreak. Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 Women in a face masks are seen in Porta Venezia subway in Milan, as the country is hit by the coronavirus outbreak, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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Women in a face masks are seen in Porta Venezia subway in Milan, as the country is hit by the coronavirus outbreak, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man in a face mask feeds pigeons in Milan, as the country is hit by the coronavirus outbreak, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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A man in a face mask feeds pigeons in Milan, as the country is hit by the coronavirus outbreak, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 Empty shelves are seen at a supermarket, after a coronavirus outbreak, in Pioltello, near Milan, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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Empty shelves are seen at a supermarket, after a coronavirus outbreak, in Pioltello, near Milan, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 A member of the Guardia di Finanza wearing a face mask stops a car, amid a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, in Casalpusterlengo, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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A member of the Guardia di Finanza wearing a face mask stops a car, amid a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, in Casalpusterlengo, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 People wear protective face masks as they walk in St. Mark's Square after the last days of Venice Carnival were cancelled due to coronavirus, in Venice, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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People wear protective face masks as they walk in St. Mark's Square after the last days of Venice Carnival were cancelled due to coronavirus, in Venice, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 A street vendor sells face masks outside the central railway station, after a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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A street vendor sells face masks outside the central railway station, after a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 People wearing face masks are seen at the central railway station, after a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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People wearing face masks are seen at the central railway station, after a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 An empty street is seen after a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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An empty street is seen after a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 Military officers wearing face masks stand outside Duomo cathedral, closed by authorities due to a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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Military officers wearing face masks stand outside Duomo cathedral, closed by authorities due to a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 A taxi driver wears a protective mask in his cab, as the business has faced losses in the country since the coronavirus outbreak, in Milan, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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A taxi driver wears a protective mask in his cab, as the business has faced losses in the country since the coronavirus outbreak, in Milan, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 The empty Sant'Ambrogio Basilica is pictured in Milan, Italy. In accordance with Italian authorities, dioceses decided to suspend masses in order to prevent the spread of the highly infectious coronavirus. (Image: Reuters)
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The empty Sant'Ambrogio Basilica is pictured in Milan, Italy. In accordance with Italian authorities, dioceses decided to suspend masses in order to prevent the spread of the highly infectious coronavirus. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man in a protective suit sanitises a water taxi as part of measures to try and contain a coronavirus outbreak, in Venice, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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A man in a protective suit sanitises a water taxi as part of measures to try and contain a coronavirus outbreak, in Venice, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 Masked carnival reveller wears protective face mask at Venice Carnival, which the last two days of, as well as Sunday night's festivities, have been cancelled because of an outbreak of coronavirus, in Venice, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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Masked carnival reveller wears protective face mask at Venice Carnival, which the last two days of, as well as Sunday night's festivities, have been cancelled because of an outbreak of coronavirus, in Venice, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 Journalists, separated from each other for security reasons due to the coronavirus outbreak, attend a Fiat Chrysler event held to unveil its first electric models, in Milan, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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Journalists, separated from each other for security reasons due to the coronavirus outbreak, attend a Fiat Chrysler event held to unveil its first electric models, in Milan, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 Medical workers wearing protective masks check patients at a medical checkpoint at the entrance of the Spedali Civili hospital in Brescia, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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Medical workers wearing protective masks check patients at a medical checkpoint at the entrance of the Spedali Civili hospital in Brescia, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man wearing a protective face mask to prevent contracting the coronavirus walks past the Duomo Cathedral in Milan, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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A man wearing a protective face mask to prevent contracting the coronavirus walks past the Duomo Cathedral in Milan, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 A woman wearing a protective face mask waits for a train at the Garibaldi subway station in Milan. (Image: Reuters)
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A woman wearing a protective face mask waits for a train at the Garibaldi subway station in Milan. (Image: Reuters)

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 Codogno's train station, which was closed by authorities blocking public transport due to a coronavirus outbreak, is seen empty in Codogno, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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Codogno's train station, which was closed by authorities blocking public transport due to a coronavirus outbreak, is seen empty in Codogno, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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