A DEFIANT pair of Italian lovebirds have pushed ahead with their wedding despite the country’s strict lockdown.

Diego Fernandes, 46, and Deni Salgado, 30, are pictured wearing coronavirus face masks as they share a kiss at the altar.

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 The pair kiss through protective face masks

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The pair kiss through protective face masksCredit: Reuters

Defiant Italian couple get married in coronavirus face masks at ceremony with no guests during total lockdown – The Sun 1

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Defiant Italian couple get married in coronavirus face masks at ceremony with no guests during total lockdown – The Sun 2

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They went ahead with their nuptials in Naples, Italy, without guests.

Only witnesses attended the ceremony.

Italy is currently on a complete lockdown as coronavirus engulfs the country.

Yesterday Italy’s daily death toll overtook China – where the killer flu originated.

Europe is now at the epicentre of the outbreak with Italy, Spain, France, Germany and the UK’s cases snowballing.

The country has now seen 3,405 people die from the coronavirus, which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

The total number of cases in Italy has now risen to 41,035, up 14 per cent, a faster rate of growth than seen over the last three days, the Civil Protection Agency said.

The whole country was placed on lockdown 11 days ago, with all public events banned, cinemas, gyms and pubs closed, and sporting matches suspended.

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Current prime minister Giuseppe Conte later said that all businesses in the country would closed except for pharmacies and grocers.

Rules in Italy mean citizens can venture out only if strictly necessary, such as for work, health-related reasons or grocery shopping.

Italian authorities have pressed charges against more than 40,000 people for violating the curfew.

 The pair donned face masks for their unconventional wedding snaps

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The pair donned face masks for their unconventional wedding snapsCredit: Reuters No guests attended the wedding

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No guests attended the weddingCredit: Reuters Italy is currently on lockdown - with public gatherings banned

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Italy is currently on lockdown – with public gatherings bannedCredit: Reuters The only people in attendance were witnesses

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The only people in attendance were witnessesCredit: ReutersItaly passes China’s coronavirus death toll as killer virus grips Europe



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