Italians are taking the quarantine measures increasingly seriously on day two of the nationwide restrictions, with most people wearing masks at the Testaccio market in Rome.
There were a few arguments as people “got too close” to each other, while others had mastered the skill of lifting their masks to smoke.
The ground was covered in tape marking the required meter (three feet) to be maintained between people, along with signs giving instructions on expected behavior after the country recorded more than 10,000 reported cases.
According to government guidelines, hairdressers and beauty salons should only fulfil existing bookings and must avoid close contact between customers and staff, who are expected to wear masks and gloves.
But barbers were seen cutting hair on the sidewalk this morning.
While defiant attitudes had lessened, there was talk of "clandestine dinner parties" and secret socialization going on in certain buildings.
The Italian finance minister Roberto Gualtieri said Italy has allocated 25 billion euros -- $28 billion -- to fight the coronavirus crisis.
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