As Virus Spreads, Italy Locks Down Country

Only essential travel to, from and within all of country is allowed; virtually all public gatherings are banned

Violent revolts have erupted in several Italian prisons after authorities suspended visits to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Late Monday, the government locked down the entire country, restricting travel and banning public gatherings. Photo: Antonio Calanni/Associated Press

2020欧洲杯APPMILAN—Italy placed its entire national territory under quarantine, only two days after it locked down much of the country’s north, marking the most dramatic step by any country so far to contain the coronavirus epidemic.

2020欧洲杯APPFacing the biggest outbreak of the virus outside China, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said all of the quarantine measures imposed in the north of Italy in recent days will apply to the whole country, with effect from Tuesday morning.

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