Italy shuts all non-strategic business activities until April 3

Italy further tightens lockdown rules closing all non-essential businesses

Death toll from coronavirus in Italy tops that of mainland China

Vincenzo De Luca, governor of the Campania region around Naples, urged Conte in a phone call Sunday to take "drastic measures" to block such a flow of citizens, the regional government said on its website.

In a message to the country, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conti announced on Saturday night that "the decision taken by the government is to close all productive activities in the territory that are not strictly necessary, crucial and indispensable, to guarantee us goods and services essential".

Spain's death toll has also increased to more than 1,300, while in Iran, the number of deaths hit another grim milestone of 1,500 as the country marks the beginning of the Persian New Year.

With 546 most of the deaths on Saturday were in the Milan region registered in the northern Italian region of Lombardy.

The request includes limitations to physical activity in offices and professional ones, closure of construction sites and further limitation in commercial activities. Italy is the country with the most officially reported deaths due to the coronavirus in the world. However, the country has placed increasing restrictions on those coming from overseas, who have made up the majority of its new cases in recent days.

"If we let the virus spread like wildfire - especially in the most vulnerable regions of the world - it would kill millions of people", he said. Sun Shuopeng said he was shocked to see so many people walking around, using public transportation and eating out in hotels.

The total number of CCP virus cases in Italy rose to 47,021 from a previous 41,035, said Italy's Civil Protection, as reported by Italian daily Corriere Della Sera.

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"We need to keep the country running", Macron said.

Italy now accounts for more than a third of the world's total of around 13,000 deaths.

"All people should be staying at home in quarantine".

The US Food and Drug Administration also approved the first coronavirus test that can be conducted entirely at the point of care for a patient - and deliver results in 45 minutes. Spain, second behind Italy in Europe, reported 1,002 deaths and 19,980 infections. The number of confirmed cases as of Saturday stood at 53,578.

Between March 10 and March 13, the number of new USA cases tripled - in part due to the increase of coronavirus testing in state and private labs around the country. In Argentina, the government is considering declaring a "state of siege", the security minister said, in order to enforce its nationwide lockdown. It is the most hard crisis in our post-war period.

In a measure of how the fortunes of East and West have shifted, officials from the city of NY were sent to China to buy more ventilators.

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