Italy Under Lockdown
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THE QUICK FACTS
- On Monday, Italy expanded its travel ban to the entire country. Previously, travel was only restricted for about 16 million people in northern Italy. Some activities are now punishable by a potential three months of jail time. Masses, weddings, and funerals are suspended, and public venues like schools are closed.
- As of Tuesday, Italy had 9,172 cases and 463 deaths from coronavirus--more than Iran's reported numbers yet still much lower than China's.
- Coronavirus is officially called "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2" (SARS-CoV-2), and the disease it causes is called COVID-19. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, and may appear 2-14 days after exposure. The virus primarily spreads person-to-person via close-contact coughs and sneezes. (Source: CDC)
- You can find reliable, up-to-date information, including advice on prevention, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
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