2020-03-16 15:25:27 CORONAVIRUS

Fishes swam in the unusually bright, clear and empty water of the Venice canals as Italy remains on lock down to contain the spread of COVID-19, Monday, March 16.
READ MORE: On the advice of public health professionals, and after seeing the effects of locking down much of public life in places like China, governments across the world are putting in place more and more restrictions as they try to stop the coronavirus from spreading.

In the United States, many schools are closed starting Monday, while the country’s two most populous cities – Los Angeles and New York — announced social spaces such as movie theaters would be closed, and restaurants would offer only delivery or takeout service.

The Netherlands ordered similar closures, while the Czech Republic and Austria put in place their own calls for people to stay home. New Zealand on Monday became the latest country to ban large gatherings with a restriction on events with 500 or more people.
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