Coronavirus: Italy lockdown

Coronavirus: Italy lockdown

Italy is now on lockdown as the outbreak of the coronavirus continues to evolve.

Over 9,000 people have now been infected by the virus, with cases confirmed in all 20 of Italy’s regions.

“We’re having an important growth in infection… and of deaths,” Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said, according to the BBC.

“The whole of Italy will become a protected zone,” the Prime Minister continued.

“We all must give something up for the good of Italy. We have to do it now.”

In an attempt to contain the spread of the virus, public gatherings have been banned, sporting events have been cancelled and schools and universities will stay closed until 03 April. People are being encouraged to stay home unless it’s absolutely necessary to leave the house.

Many are fearing the economic implications of the virus as it spreads across the world.

The Italian Prime Minister announced the nation-wide lockdown yesterday evening:

The Department of Health and Social Care provided an update on the situation in the UK:

We will keep you updated as the situation evolves.

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