South Korea currently has some 7,313 cases, and Sunday said its rate of infection was slowing.
Over 15 million Italians were adjusting to life in lockdown after the government issued a decree shutting off whole swathes of the north, including the city of Venice and the financial capital Milan.
It was not clear, however, how strictly the order would be enforced, or how authorities could prevent people from leaving.
Preventative measures were also imposed on the rest of the country, including the closure of all museums and monuments.
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