Italy has ordered the quarantine of the entire country amid a growing coronavirus epidemic.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
Posted on March 9, 2020, at 4:13 p.m. ET
The Grand Canal in Venice is empty of boats, March 8.
A pedestrian wearing a protective face mask walks along the nearly deserted Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the busiest pedestrian street in downtown Milan, on March 9.
A completely empty San Marco Square in Venice on March 9.
A canal and the streets next to it are seen completely empty in Venice on March 9.
A view of empty chairs at Saint Peter's Square before the live broadcast of Pope Francis's Sunday Angelus prayer in Vatican City on March 8.
A sign reading "Customers warning, please maintain a distance between people of at least one meter," at the entrance of a cafeteria restaurant in Stradella on March 9.
A market is left with empty shelves in Turin on March 8.
The Corigliano-Rossano hospital on lockdown on March 8.
Police watch as people gather at the Fontana di Trevi in Rome on March 8.
A deserted hall at Milan's Central Station on March 8.
An empty Leonardo train at Termini Station in Rome on March 8.
The platforms of Milan's Central Station on March 8.
A woman in an empty metro car in Rome on March 8.
A church closed due to the coronavirus emergency in Milan on March 6.
A view of the near-empty Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin on March 9.
AC Milan and Genoa CFC players warm up in an empty stadium after rules to limit the spread of COVID-19 were put in place in Milan on March 8.
Empty seats inside Allianz Stadium as a match is played behind closed doors in Turin on March 8.
An empty lecture hall in Palazzo Nuovo University in Turin on March 5.
Empty streets in Milan after the Italian government imposed a virtual lockdown on the north of the country on March 8.
Streets are empty in Venice on March 9.
A server cleans tables of a café in an empty square in Venice on March 9.
An empty road leading to Linate Airport in Milan on March 8.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the Senior Photo Essay Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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