More details of the suspension will be published later Tuesday or on Wednesday, a spokesperson for the ministry said. The measure is being implemented in collaboration with the country’s banks, the spokesperson added.
Nearly 100 people have died of the coronavirus in Italy since Sunday, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 463. Italy has 9,172 coronavirus cases so far.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced late Monday that quarantine measures would be extended across the country, putting the world’s eighth largest economy under a partial lockdown.
The United Kingdom has reported more than 270 coronavirus infections and six deaths. The government has asked travelers who have been to Italy, Iran, as well as parts of South Korea and China, to isolate themselves.
RBS said that clients can also request temporary increases to limits on credit cards balances and cash withdrawals.
“We are monitoring the potential impact of coronavirus across all our customers to ensure we can support them appropriately through any period of disruption,” the bank said in a statement.
“We would encourage any customer experiencing financial difficulty to get in touch with us,” the bank added.
— Valentina Di Donato in Rome and Eoin McSweeney contributed to this article.