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More Than 1 Billion People Worldwide Told to Stay Home Over COVID-19 Outbreak

A tourist wearing a mask walks away from the Louvre in Paris, France. (Reuters)

A tourist wearing a mask walks away from the Louvre in Paris, France. (Reuters)

Some countries such as France, Italy and Argentina have imposed mandatory lockdown measures, while others like Iran and Britain have issued stay-at-home recommendations.

  • AFP Paris
  • Last Updated: March 23, 2020, 4:12 PM IST
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More than one billion people have been asked to stay home in more than 50 countries and territories around the world as governments battle the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, according to an AFP tally on Monday.

Some countries such as France, Italy and Argentina have imposed mandatory lockdown measures, while others like Iran and Britain have issued stay-at-home recommendations to stem the spread of the virus.

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