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World Countries that are on lockdown because of coronavirus

13:25  16 march  2020
13:25  16 march  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

Conte Says Italy Will Remain Open Only for Essential Services

  Conte Says Italy Will Remain Open Only for Essential Services Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte deepened the Italian government’s intervention into an economy hammered by the spread of the coronavirus, ordering all shops to close except for grocery stores and pharmacies. © Reuters People wearing protective face masks arrive a supermarket on the second day of an unprecedented lockdown across all of the country, imposed to slow the outbreak of coronavirus, in Pioltello, near Milan, Italy March 11, 2020.

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, some countries are putting their citizens on lockdown . " Lockdown " isn't a technical term used by public health Italy has the highest coronavirus death toll in the world outside China: At least 24,700 people have been infected and more than 1,800 have died

The Spanish government is poised to declare a 15-day national lockdown on Monday to battle coronavirus . Under the decree being finalised, people would With 191 deaths and 6,046 infections, Spain is the worst-hit country in Europe after Italy, which declared a nationwide lockdown on Monday.

DUBAI, March 16 (Reuters) - Iran's death toll from the new coronavirus has reached 853 with 129 new deaths in the past 24 hours, a health ministry official tweeted on Monday, adding that 14,991 people have been infected across Iran.

An Iranian firefighter disinfects a street in the capital Tehran in a bid to halt the wild spread of coronavirus on March 13 2020. - Iranian forces will clear the streets nationwide within 24 hours and all citizens will be checked for the new coronavirus in a bid to halt its spread, the military said. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images) © Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images An Iranian firefighter disinfects a street in the capital Tehran in a bid to halt the wild spread of coronavirus on March 13 2020. - Iranian forces will clear the streets nationwide within 24 hours and all citizens will be checked for the new coronavirus in a bid to halt its spread, the military said. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)

"In the past 24 hours we had 1,053 confirmed new cases of coronavirus and 129 new deaths," Alireza Vahabzadeh tweeted.

To contain the outbreak in Iran, one of the deadliest outside of China, officials have called on people to stay at home. (Writing by Parisa Hafezi)

Coronavirus: the European Union regrets Trump's “unilateral” decision .
© Stephanie Leqocq / Pool via REUTERS The President of the European Council Charles Michel, during a conference call with the leaders of the European Union, March 10 2020. The European Union was awakened by the resounding announcement of Donald Trump to ban the entry of American soil to nationals of 26 EU countries for a month. Between disapproval and surprise, the Europeans announced preparing their response and have just communicated their disagreement.

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