Police checked the abandoned streets of Rome for stragglers in helicopters amid a countrywide lockdown to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, Tuesday, March 24.
READ MORE: In Italy, the Veneto region has initiated mass screening of citizens to find asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus. The action follows mass screening in a single town that has had no new cases since March 13.
Veneto Governor Luca Zaia has decided to launch large-scale testing of the entire population of the northeast Italian region. That includes people being tested in their cars with “drive through swabs” and receiving results via email within hours.
That method, which has been used in South Korea, also minimizes contact with health care operators.