Italy Orders Total Lockdown Over Coronavirus
The Italian government has taken the unprecedented measure of limiting movement for 60 million people in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus. In a press conference, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced a nationwide lockdown, under which people will only be allowed to leave their homes for work or health reasons. Schools and universities as well as public venues, including cinemas, theaters and gyms, will remain shut until April 3. Professional sports events, including Serie A football matches, are also suspended.