On Day 1 of Lockdown, Italian Officials Urge Citizens to Abide by Rules


Italy is in full lockdown over the virus as we hear from ABC's Megan Williams in Rome Italy's prime minister Giuseppe conte has announced the whole country will be under quarantine starting Tuesday the decision effectively extends the measures already in place for northern Italy to the whole Italian population of sixty million time has run outside the leader and we need tougher measures to stop the virus in the last twenty four hours alone more than sixteen hundred people have tested positive bringing the total to eight thousand ninety seven P. we'll have died bringing the total number of deaths to four hundred and sixty three the new national decree dubbed I stay home what will severely curtail movement within Italy allowing people to leave their homes only for proven work for health reasons Meghan Williams ABC news

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