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American living in Italy talks about country's quarantine due to coronavirus

David Showalter, a missionary in a city northwest of Milan, said everything has been closed since Sunday.

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A Louisiana man who lives in Italy shared what life is like in the country under a lockdown because of COVID-19.

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David Showalter, a missionary in a city northwest of Milan, said everything has been closed since Sunday. He also said nonessential businesses shut down earlier this week.

Showalter spoke to sister station WDSU about how life is at a complete halt in the European country.

"The fear is if it peaks and too many people are sick at once, the hospitals can't keep up and that's the danger they're wanting to avoid," Showalter said.

Check out the video to hear more from Showalter.