WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORONAVIRUS RIGHT NOW
(Reuters) - Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus:
Millions of northern Italians are grappling today with their first day back at work since the imposition of an unprecedented virtual lock-down of activity in the region. How will bars and cafes cope with rules banning customers from sitting closer than one meter apart? And how will authorities on the ground make consistent decisions about what constitutes “essential” travel in and out of the region? The stated aim of the measures is to buy time for over-stretched health services to ramp up their response. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says Italy has chosen the path of “truth and transparency” in acknowledging the full scale of the crisis - meanwhile questions abound about how its near neighbors France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland will react.