Italian regions latest to enter lockdown as virus grips Europe

Milan (AFP) – Swathes of Italy return to coronavirus lockdown Friday as the resurgent pandemic continued its march through Europe and reached record levels in the United States.Five coronavirus “red zones” in Italy’s north — plus Calabria in the country’s “toe” — will shutter non-essential businesses, affecting 16 million people.America recorded a third day in a row with deaths above 1,000, while more than 120,000 infections were uncovered — smashing a daily record set the day before, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.Italy had been badly hit by a first wave, with images of s…

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