Coronavirus: Italy extends strict measures to whole country – BBC News

Italy is extending its coronavirus quarantine measures, which include a ban on public gatherings, to the entire country. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said that people would only be permitted to travel for work or family emergencies. He said the measures, which come into effect on Tuesday, were to defend the most fragile members of society. The decision follows a large increase in Italy's coronavirus death toll – which jumped by 97 to 463. It is the worst-hit country in the world after China.

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