Fight breaks out in Italy supermarket as food runs low amid coronavirus quarantine

Footage claiming to show a fight breaking out at a supermarket inside the ‘red zone’ in Italy where 50,000 people have been placed in quarantine has emerged online.

The video shows two shoppers coming to blows near the tills of a Lidl supermarket as a member of staff rushes forward to break up the scuffle.

A social media user who shared the footage said it was filmed in the town of Casalpusterlengo, one of 10 towns in the Lombardy region that have been locked down to contain the coronavirus.

Food has been running low in the few shops that have remained open with Italian police enforcing a two-week quarantine to contain the outbreak, which is now beginning to spiral across Europe.