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Italy expands lockdown, Israel tightens entry to halt virus

Italy expands lockdown, Israel tightens entry to halt virus
People walk in an almost empty St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, Monday, March 9, 2020. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte says he is restricting travel  nationwide to try to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. Conte said Monday night a new government decree will require all people in Italy to demonstrate they need to work, have health conditions or other limited legitimate reasons to travel outside their home areas. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

SOAVE, Italy (AP) — The battle to halt the coronavirus is bringing sweeping new restrictions. Italy expanded a lockdown of northern regions to a travel ban covering the entire country. Israel ordered all visitors quarantined just weeks before Passover and Easter. Officials in Spain closed schools in and around the capital.



Global oil prices had their worst percentage losses since the start of the 1991 Gulf War, and on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had its biggest drop since 2008. In Beijing, many white-collar workers returned to their jobs as new infections in China subsided. But in Europe, residents were struggling to navigate the new parameters imposed by officials.

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