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Can I Do This? What’s Allowed and What’s Not in ‘Lockdown Italy’

Municipal Police officers patrol around the closed Colosseum monument in Rome on March 10.

Municipal Police officers patrol around the closed Colosseum monument in Rome on March 10.

Photographer: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP via Getty Images

Italy and its 60.4 million inhabitants are in near-total lockdown. But what does that actually mean?

As news of the government’s decision to expand strict containment rules to the entire country spread on Monday evening, Italians began wondering how their lives would change. Is it okay to go to work ? What about visiting elderly relatives and walking the dog?