Originally published at: ITALY UNDER QUARANTINE: Entire Country Under ‘Lockdown’ to Stop Coronavirus Outbreak | Sean Hannity
The Italian government unveiled drastic measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Tuesday; announcing a nationwide quarantine to restrict the movement of people between different regions and cities.
“The measures, announced late on Monday by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, widen steps already taken in the rich northern region of Lombardy and parts of neighboring provinces, clamping down on movement and closing public spaces,” reports Reuters.
“The future of Italy is in our hands. Let us all do our part, by giving up something for our collective good,” said Conte on social media.
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 10, 2020
BREAKING: British Airways has confirmed that it has cancelled all flights to and from Italy today.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 10, 2020
The restrictions will be in effect for at least 3 weeks and urges people to travel only to work and back and for medical emergencies.
“On Monday, the Milan stock exchange dropped over 11% and Italy’s borrowing costs shot up, reviving fears that an economy already on the brink of recession and struggling under the euro zone’s second-heaviest debt pile could be plunged into crisis,” adds the news agency.
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