In support of Italy's coronavirus restrictions, one supermarket in Rome has begun taking temperatures at the door, Saturday, March 21.

READ MORE: Europe is now the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak as the virus continues to spread. New cases in China, where the outbreak began, have started to decline.

All nonessential businesses in hard-hit Italy have been ordered to close as the country battles the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It is the most difficult crisis in our postwar period,” Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said.

Italy recorded nearly 800 deaths from the virus Saturday.

There are 53,578 confirmed cases of the virus in Italy, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.


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