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More virus restrictions around the world placed

first_imgFrance ordered the closing of just abouteverything the rest of the world loves about it — the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre,the cafes and restaurants — as governments took increasingly desperate measuresto put more space between people and contain the virus. South Korean army soldiers wearing protective suits move to spray disinfectant in Daegu, South Korea, Sunday, March 15, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. KIM HYUN-TAE/YONHAP VIA AP President Donald Trump announced that the U.S., which days ago barred travelers from most of Europe, will extend the ban to Britain and Ireland. And more cities in the U.S. put in place curbs on gatherings of more than a few hundred people, with one New Jersey city even announcing an overnight curfew. BARCELONA – Authorities around the worldturned to increasingly drastic measures to try to slow the spread of the newcoronavirus Sunday, with lockdowns, curfews and travel restrictions spreading. Soldiers and police sealed the denselypopulated Philippine capital from most domestic travelers in one of SoutheastAsia’s most drastic containment moves. The move mirrored a lockdown Spainannounced just hours earlier for its 46 million citizens. In China, where the virus was firstdetected in December, those arriving on overseas flights were routed to aconverted exhibition center for initial checks before being shuttled off totheir homes or other quarantine locations. It was clear, however, the way thecenter of gravity in the crisis has shifted westward toward Europe and NorthAmerica. The virus has infected more than 150,000 people worldwide and killedover 5,600. (AP)last_img

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