A much different Rome

A much different Rome

“I arrived in Rome at 8:30 Friday night with maybe 50 other people on a plane built for 250. I glanced at the arrival board and on the first screen I saw that 27 of 28 departures from Rome had been canceled. Health authorities scanned us for fever before they let us through to collect our luggage. I had no problem getting a cab. There was no one else in line. The driver assigned to work the airport that night told me I was his first customer in six hours! The streets were nearly deserted and we reached the Generalate in record time.”

Among the things he writes about is a city in which people are no longer allowed to wander beyond the immediate vicinity of their homes without a documented reason. Grocery stores are open, but customers must wait their turn outside, and then wear gloves once they enter. The gates to the parks are locked to prohibit groups from gathering.

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