Coronavirus travel: Latest list of countries on lockdown

Currently, a third of the world’s population is living under lockdown regulations because of the coronavirus pandemic. Measures vary from country to country, for example China only implemented lockdowns in some of its cities, whereas Italy has forced its population to stay within the home indefinitely.

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the outbreak a pandemic and has called on “all countries to continue efforts that have been effective in limiting the number of cases and slowing the spread of the virus.”

The UK brought in lockdown regulations last Monday.

Boris Johnson announced the measures in a televised address to the country, asking the public to remain in their homes and to only travel when absolutely necessary.

He said: “To put it simply, if too many people become seriously unwell at one time, the NHS will be unable to handle it – meaning more people are likely to die, not just from Coronavirus but from other illnesses as well.

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“So it’s vital to slow the spread of the disease. Because that is the way we reduce the number of people needing hospital treatment at any one time, so we can protect the NHS’s ability to cope – and save more lives.

“And that’s why we have been asking people to stay at home during this pandemic.

“And though huge numbers are complying and I thank you all – the time has now come for us all to do more.

“From this evening I must give the British people a very simple instruction – you must stay at home.

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“Because the critical thing we must do is stop the disease spreading between households.”

Italy and Spain are among the worst hit areas in the world, where cases rose overnight by 4050 and 7846 respectively.

In Italy, it is believed 34 doctors have died.

The NHS announced the death of three doctors in the UK from coronavirus over the weekend.

The following countries have a full or partial lockdown in place:
Argentina
Australia
Belguim
China
Colombia
Czech Republic
Denmark
El Salvador
France
Germany
India
Israel
Italy
Jordan
Kenya
Kuwait
Malaysia
Morocco
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Republic of Ireland
Russia
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Spain
UK

India, China, France, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, and the UK have implemented the world’s largest and most restrictive lockdown measures.

In the UK you are not allowed to leave your home unless it if for one form of exercise a day or to shop for essential items such as food and medicine.

The regulations will be reviewed after three weeks with an extension most likely to go ahead.

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