UK tourist sanitises self at Rome restaurant as diners advised to eat 1 meter apart

A UK couple have filmed what it's like to dine out in central Rome during the coronavirus lockdown.

In the video, filmed on Monday evening (March 9) at a restaurant in Piazza della Repubblica, a British man films his wife using hand sanitiser before her meal. At the table is a sign reading: ""We inform our costommers [sic] to seat at least 1 mt of distance to each other according the new rules for coronavirus."

All of Italy and its 60 million residents are under lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak.