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Coronavirus Live Updates: Governments Struggle to Cope as Markets Teeter and Anxiety Rises

18-23 minutes - Source: NYT Italy imposed a nationwide lockdown. A visit by the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, to Wuhan, where the outbreak began, was meant to demonstrate success against the virus. Right Now Austria is restricting access at the border with Italy, and officials confirmed that the virus had reached every country in the European Union. Image The deserted Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping mall in Milan on Tuesday . Credit ... Miguel Medina/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The spread of the virus poses challenges around the world. From the snowy peaks of the Alps to the sun-drenched shores of Sicily, Italians woke up on Tuesday to the stark new reality of a nationwide lockdown. The sweeping order to impose severe travel limits across the whole country, announced on Monday by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in a prime-time news conference, was the latest escalation in Italy’s fight to slow the spread of the coronaviru