Italy will be placed on lockdown amid the ongoing spread of coronavirus, the country’s prime minister said. That’s a massive expansion of yesterday’s lockdown order for the region.
Movie theaters, gyms, and pubs will be closed. Schools and universities will stay closed until April 3rd. Previously, schools were due to reopen March 15.
The whole of Italy will become a protected zone, says Conte. Conte says he will sign a decree to stay at home.
More than 9,100 confirmed cases of covid-19, up from 5,83 on Saturday. More than 460 people are dead. Italy has a population of more than 60 million.
Wuhan, China has been under government-ordered lockdown since January 22. One resident described the lockdown as a’living hell’.