New Delhi: In the face of the massive outbreak of coronavirus in Italy, the death toll of which rose to 463 from 366 on Monday, the Italy government has put his entire country on lockdown, banning all travels, social gathering. According to an AFP report, the only travel allowed will be for proven work reasons, for health conditions or other cases of necessity. Also Read - Two People From Pune Test Positive For Coronavirus, Total Cases Rise to 47 Across India
The nationwide restrictions take effect from Tuesday until April 3 and include extending the closures of schools and universities and closing pubs, eateries and cafes at dusk. Italy registered 1,807 more confirmed cases as of Monday evening, for a national total of 9,172. The number of dead in Italy also increased by 97 to 463. Also Read - Coronavirus: Karnataka, Punjab Report 2 Fresh Cases Taking Total Positive Count in India to 45
According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover. Also Read - Coronavirus: Primary Schools in Bengaluru to Remain Closed From March 10 Till Further Orders
South Korea confirmed 131 new COVID19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections to 7,513, including 54 deaths. Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak in China, reported 17 new deaths, 17 new confirmed cases on Tuesday. The total confirmed cases of coronavirus in Hubei reached 67,760, including 3,024 deaths.