Transcript for Italy on lockdown as thousands of new cases emerge overseas
Thousands of new cases of coronavirus have been reported overseas in the last 24 hours. Italy has we know hit especially hard by the outbreak. Now that country is on virtual lockdown. James Longman just returned from Italy and has more. Good morning, James. Reporter: Good morning, robin. This is a major step up in Italy. All schools are closed across the country until March 15th. These are the most drastic measures to contain the virus in Europe. There are now school closures of some kind in 22 countries across three continents. Warnings that the United States Y take simar precautions talking about something like 300 million students around the world possibly facing disruption. The united nations is warning about an unparalleled scale and speed of educational disruption. Italy is banning fans from attending sporting events. They'll still go on. More than 3,000 cases have been confmeird in Italy with more than 100deaths. In Paris the louvre I back open but with new guidelines to make museum staff feel safer. No longer have to physically restrain large crowds we often at the famous "Mona Lisa." Frequent breaks for hand washing. Even though there is no evidence they can travel on bank forms they will only take credit cards for payment. So many changes because of all of this. Thank you.
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