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6th Apr 2020

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Virus lockdown extended to all of Italy

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte has put the whole country of more than 60m people under a lockdown to avoid the further spread of coronavirus, banning public gatherings and urging people to stay at home. "There is no more time. I will take responsibility for these measures. Our future is in our hands," he said Monday. Almost 500 people have died and more than 9,000 infected in Italy so far.

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