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Cemetery workers and funeral agency workers in protective masks transport a coffin of a person who died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19), into a cemetery in Bergamo, Italy March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo - RC22LF9DLNKA

Some crematoria in Italy have started operating 24 hours a day. Image: REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

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Spread of the novel coronavirus, as of March 23, 2020.
Spread of the novel coronavirus, as of March 23, 2020. Note cases shown are confirmed only. Image: Reuters graphics
Italian police verify if a man has a valid reason to travel during the lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Rome, Italy, March 21, 2020. REUTERS/Yara Nardi - RC2COF9J2OK6
Police in Rome were fining those outside without a valid excuse. Image: REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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