March 23, 2020

‘This is a time of shared national sacrifice, but also a time to treasure our loved ones’: World ramps up restrictions as virus cases top 300,000

ROME: From Italy to India to the United States, governments rolled out tougher measures to halt the rapid spread of the coronavirus pandemic as global cases surged past 300,000 on Sunday and Asia braced for a possible second wave of infections.Nearly one billion people are already confined to their homes around the world as countries race to contain the ballooning outbreak by imposing unprecedented lockdown measures, shutting shops and businesses and sealing borders. The pandemic has sparked...