Italy is now the European epicenter for the novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China.
It was a dramatic weekend for coronavirus cases in Italy. On Friday morning there were only three confirmed cases. By Monday, more than 215 had been confirmed and a sixth person had died. According to the Washington Post, cases of the coronavirus are rising, nearly every hour.
Authorities still don’t know where the coronavirus originated in Italy, making it hard to track and stop.
Authorities put 12 towns on lockdown and closed some of the country’s most famous attractions to curb the virus’ spread. Wary citizens are stockpiling food.
Here’s how Italy is dealing with the coronavirus, in photos.