Around 16 million people in Italy, more than a quarter of the country’s population, have been placed in mandatory quarantine as the Government scrambles to stem the spread of coronavirus. 
Just after midnight, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte imposed the measures affecting millions in the north of the country, including the Lombardy region and at least 14 provinces in neighbouring regions.
 Mr Conte, who rolled out the measures until April 3, said: For Lombardy and for the other northern provinces that I have listed there will be a ban for everybody to move in and out of these territories and also within the same territory.
Exceptions will be allowed only for proven professional needs, exceptional cases and health issues.
Coronavirus – In pictures
Coronavirus – In pictures
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A man wearing a face mask waits to board an underground train on the Central Line at Bank station in London
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Coronavirus drive-in testing centre set up in Parsons Green in bid to cut danger of spreading Covid-19
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Medical staff produce traditional Chinese medicine to treat patients infected by the COVID-19 coronavirus at a hospital in Wuhan
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits a laboratory at the Public Health England National Infection Service in Colindale
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Army soldiers wearing protective suits spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus at a shopping street in Seoul, South Korea
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President Donald Trump listens as he tours the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health
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A sign on display in the lobby of the HKX building in King’s Cross as precautions are taken against coronavirus in London
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A Sainsbury’s supermarket in Cambridge is among those to sell out of antibacterial hand sanitizer
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A man who appears to be homeless sleeping wearing a mask today in Victoria
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A commuter on the tube wearing a face mask
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A woman who has recovered from the COVID-19 is disinfected by volunteers as she arrives at a hotel for a 14-day quarantine
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Wimbledon College closes after staff member contracts coronavirus
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Passengers outside Heathrow Terminal 4, London
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Officials wearing protective suits prepare to check Indonesians who were evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, before they are transported to Sebaru island for observation, at Kertajati International airport in Majalengka, West Java province, Indonesia
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Passengers on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship are seen as the ship arrives at Daikoku Pier where it is being resupplied and newly diagnosed coronavirus cases taken for treatment as it remains in quarantine after a number of the 3,700 people on board were diagnosed with coronavirus
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Police officers wearing masks stand in front of the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, in the Canary Island of Tenerife
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Carnival revellers wear protective face masks at Venice Carnival
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Manchester United fans in the stands during the Premier League match at Old Trafford
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A general view is pictured of Burbage Primary School in Buxton, Derbyshire after the closure of the school as a pupil’s parent has tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19
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People wearing face masks walk past the Olympic rings in front of the new National Stadium, the main stadium for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Game
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Dave Abel pictured in hospital in Japan
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Ambulances carrying patients infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus arrive at a hospital in Daegu
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A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks past an electronic quotation board displaying the closing numbers of the Nikkei 225 Index in Tokyo
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People leave Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre in Milton Keynes where Coronavirus evacuees are due to be released from quarantine today and allowed to go home
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Matt Raw, a British national who returned from the coronavirus-hit city of Wuhan in China, leaves quaratine at Arrowe Park Hospital on Merseyside
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Staff at St Thomas’s Hospital
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A child waves as she sits in a vehicle carrying residents evacuated from a public housing building, following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, outside Hong Mei House, at Cheung Hong Estate in Hong Kong
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Passengers relax on board the Holland America-operated Westerdam cruise ship, which has been denied permission to dock in Thailand over coronavirus fears
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Customers wearing face masks shop at the pork counter of a supermarket following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei province
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Chinese paramilitary police officers wearing protectieve gears transfer pails of disinfectant in Yunmeng county, outside Xiaogan City in China’s central Hubei province
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A woman wearing a face mask on the London Underground.
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A Meituan deliveryman waits to pick up food next to a propaganda banner near a residential area, following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, in Beijing, China
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A taxi driver wearing a face mask pulls out of Worthing Hospital in West Sussex, where a healthcare worker is among cases of coronavirus that have been confirmed in the UK
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Doctor Paul McKay, who is working on an vaccine for the 2019-nCoV strain of the novel coronavirus, poses for a photograph with bacteria containing fragments of coronavirus DNA, at Imperial College School of Medicine (ICSM) in Londo
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A general view of Worthing Hospital in West Sussex
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A woman wearing a Minnie Mouse face mask looks at her mobile phone in Beijing on February 11, 2020
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A patient covered with a bed sheet at an exhibition centre converted into a hospital as it starts to accept patients displaying mild symptoms of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan
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A woman wears a mask while crossing London Bridg
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The Costa Smeralda cruise ship of Costa Crociere, carrying around 6,000 passengers, is docked at the Italian port of Civitavecchia after a health alert due to a Chinese couple and a possible link to coronavirus on board, in Civitavecchia, Italy
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A medical official takes the body temperature of a man at the departure hall of the airport in Changsha, Hunan Province, as the country is hit by an outbreak of a new coronavirus, China
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Quarantine Officials on the Diamond Princess cruise ship
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A chartered passenger jet carrying evacuated citizens from China taxis on the runway after landing at the Royal Air Force station RAF Brize Norton in Carterton
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A plane carrying British nationals from the coronavirus-hit city of Wuhan in China, arrives at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire
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A police vehicle enters the gates of the Royal Air Force station RAF Brize Norton in Carterton
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Passengers wear face masks as the push their luggage after arriving from a flight at Terminal 5 of London Heathrow Airport
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French citizens arrive and settle aboard of an evacuation plane with destination southeastern France, before departure from Wuhan Airport (WUH), China
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A member of staff at Arrowe Park Hospital in Merseyside prepares for a bus carrying British nationals from the coronavirus-hit city of Wuhan in China
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Police stand at a checkpoint at the Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge that crosses from Hubei province in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China
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Medical staff walk to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases building at Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore
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Passengers wearing face masks are seen on a bus after disembarking from the Costa Smeralda cruise ship, after tests on a woman from Macau with suspected coronavirus came back negative, in Civitavecchia, Italy
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Empty racks where face masks are usually sold at a DIY store in west London. Pharmacies are working to boost stocks as demand for face masks in the UK appears to be on the rise amid fears about the coronavirus
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Workers produce masks at the Thai Hospital Product Company Ltd. factory in Bangkok
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People hoard bottles of alcohol after the Philippine government confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus in the country, in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
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Taking precautions: with fears growing that the coronavirus will spread from China, a health official checks a womans temperature on the underground in Beijing
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An empty road is seen in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province on January 27, 2020, amid a deadly virus outbreak which began in the city
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Passengers in the arrivals concourse at Heathrow Terminal 4, London, as the Government’s Cobra committee is meeting in Downing Street to discuss the threat to the UK from coronavirus
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Students wearing masks meditate prior to a lesson at a high school in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Paramilitary police wear face masks as they stand guard at Tiananmen Gate adjacent to Tiananmen Square in Beijing
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Medical staff at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital wear protective clothing to help stop the spread of a deadly virus
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Staff move bio-waste containers past the entrance of the Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where some infected with a new virus are being treated, in Wuhan, China
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Buddhist monks wear masks as they walk near Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodi
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Workers driving excavators at the construction site of a field hospital In Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The builders will complete the 1,000-bed hospital by February 3 to cope with the surge of 2019-nCoV patients in the city
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A woman and a child wearing protective masks walk toward check-in counters at Daxing international airport in Beijing
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Medical staff transfer a patient suspected of having the new coronavirus at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong
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Pedestrians wear face masks as they walk outside the New Orient Landmark hotel in Macau
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A Chinese passenger checked for a fever by a health worker at a Beijing railway station
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An employee works to prevent a new coronavirus at Suseo Station in Seoul, South Korea
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An employee sprays disinfectant on a train as a precaution against a new coronavirus at Suseo Station in Seoul, South Korea
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A policeman wearing a mask walks past a quarantine notice about the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan, China at an arrival hall of Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan
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Medical staff carry a box as they walk at the Jinyintan hospital
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Staff sell masks at a Yifeng Pharmacy in Wuhan
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The resident wear masks to buy vegetables in the market in Wuhan
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A man wearing a face mask waits to board an underground train on the Central Line at Bank station in London
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Coronavirus drive-in testing centre set up in Parsons Green in bid to cut danger of spreading Covid-19
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Medical staff produce traditional Chinese medicine to treat patients infected by the COVID-19 coronavirus at a hospital in Wuhan
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits a laboratory at the Public Health England National Infection Service in Colindale
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Army soldiers wearing protective suits spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus at a shopping street in Seoul, South Korea
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President Donald Trump listens as he tours the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health
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A sign on display in the lobby of the HKX building in King’s Cross as precautions are taken against coronavirus in London
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A Sainsbury’s supermarket in Cambridge is among those to sell out of antibacterial hand sanitizer
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A man who appears to be homeless sleeping wearing a mask today in Victoria
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A commuter on the tube wearing a face mask
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A woman who has recovered from the COVID-19 is disinfected by volunteers as she arrives at a hotel for a 14-day quarantine
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Wimbledon College closes after staff member contracts coronavirus
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Passengers outside Heathrow Terminal 4, London
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Officials wearing protective suits prepare to check Indonesians who were evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, before they are transported to Sebaru island for observation, at Kertajati International airport in Majalengka, West Java province, Indonesia
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Passengers on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship are seen as the ship arrives at Daikoku Pier where it is being resupplied and newly diagnosed coronavirus cases taken for treatment as it remains in quarantine after a number of the 3,700 people on board were diagnosed with coronavirus
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Police officers wearing masks stand in front of the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, in the Canary Island of Tenerife
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Carnival revellers wear protective face masks at Venice Carnival
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Manchester United fans in the stands during the Premier League match at Old Trafford
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A general view is pictured of Burbage Primary School in Buxton, Derbyshire after the closure of the school as a pupil’s parent has tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19
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People wearing face masks walk past the Olympic rings in front of the new National Stadium, the main stadium for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Game
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Dave Abel pictured in hospital in Japan
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Ambulances carrying patients infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus arrive at a hospital in Daegu
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A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks past an electronic quotation board displaying the closing numbers of the Nikkei 225 Index in Tokyo
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People leave Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre in Milton Keynes where Coronavirus evacuees are due to be released from quarantine today and allowed to go home
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Matt Raw, a British national who returned from the coronavirus-hit city of Wuhan in China, leaves quaratine at Arrowe Park Hospital on Merseyside
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Staff at St Thomas’s Hospital
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A child waves as she sits in a vehicle carrying residents evacuated from a public housing building, following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, outside Hong Mei House, at Cheung Hong Estate in Hong Kong
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Passengers relax on board the Holland America-operated Westerdam cruise ship, which has been denied permission to dock in Thailand over coronavirus fears
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Customers wearing face masks shop at the pork counter of a supermarket following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei province
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Chinese paramilitary police officers wearing protectieve gears transfer pails of disinfectant in Yunmeng county, outside Xiaogan City in China’s central Hubei province
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A woman wearing a face mask on the London Underground.
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A Meituan deliveryman waits to pick up food next to a propaganda banner near a residential area, following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, in Beijing, China
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A taxi driver wearing a face mask pulls out of Worthing Hospital in West Sussex, where a healthcare worker is among cases of coronavirus that have been confirmed in the UK
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Doctor Paul McKay, who is working on an vaccine for the 2019-nCoV strain of the novel coronavirus, poses for a photograph with bacteria containing fragments of coronavirus DNA, at Imperial College School of Medicine (ICSM) in Londo
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A general view of Worthing Hospital in West Sussex
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A woman wearing a Minnie Mouse face mask looks at her mobile phone in Beijing on February 11, 2020
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A patient covered with a bed sheet at an exhibition centre converted into a hospital as it starts to accept patients displaying mild symptoms of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan
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A woman wears a mask while crossing London Bridg
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The Costa Smeralda cruise ship of Costa Crociere, carrying around 6,000 passengers, is docked at the Italian port of Civitavecchia after a health alert due to a Chinese couple and a possible link to coronavirus on board, in Civitavecchia, Italy
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A medical official takes the body temperature of a man at the departure hall of the airport in Changsha, Hunan Province, as the country is hit by an outbreak of a new coronavirus, China
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Quarantine Officials on the Diamond Princess cruise ship
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A chartered passenger jet carrying evacuated citizens from China taxis on the runway after landing at the Royal Air Force station RAF Brize Norton in Carterton
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A plane carrying British nationals from the coronavirus-hit city of Wuhan in China, arrives at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire
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A police vehicle enters the gates of the Royal Air Force station RAF Brize Norton in Carterton
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Passengers wear face masks as the push their luggage after arriving from a flight at Terminal 5 of London Heathrow Airport
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French citizens arrive and settle aboard of an evacuation plane with destination southeastern France, before departure from Wuhan Airport (WUH), China
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A member of staff at Arrowe Park Hospital in Merseyside prepares for a bus carrying British nationals from the coronavirus-hit city of Wuhan in China
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Police stand at a checkpoint at the Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge that crosses from Hubei province in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China
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Medical staff walk to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases building at Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore
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Passengers wearing face masks are seen on a bus after disembarking from the Costa Smeralda cruise ship, after tests on a woman from Macau with suspected coronavirus came back negative, in Civitavecchia, Italy
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Empty racks where face masks are usually sold at a DIY store in west London. Pharmacies are working to boost stocks as demand for face masks in the UK appears to be on the rise amid fears about the coronavirus
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Workers produce masks at the Thai Hospital Product Company Ltd. factory in Bangkok
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People hoard bottles of alcohol after the Philippine government confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus in the country, in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
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Taking precautions: with fears growing that the coronavirus will spread from China, a health official checks a womans temperature on the underground in Beijing
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An empty road is seen in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province on January 27, 2020, amid a deadly virus outbreak which began in the city
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Passengers in the arrivals concourse at Heathrow Terminal 4, London, as the Government’s Cobra committee is meeting in Downing Street to discuss the threat to the UK from coronavirus
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Students wearing masks meditate prior to a lesson at a high school in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Paramilitary police wear face masks as they stand guard at Tiananmen Gate adjacent to Tiananmen Square in Beijing
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Medical staff at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital wear protective clothing to help stop the spread of a deadly virus
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Staff move bio-waste containers past the entrance of the Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where some infected with a new virus are being treated, in Wuhan, China
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Buddhist monks wear masks as they walk near Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodi
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Workers driving excavators at the construction site of a field hospital In Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The builders will complete the 1,000-bed hospital by February 3 to cope with the surge of 2019-nCoV patients in the city
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A woman and a child wearing protective masks walk toward check-in counters at Daxing international airport in Beijing
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Medical staff transfer a patient suspected of having the new coronavirus at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong
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Pedestrians wear face masks as they walk outside the New Orient Landmark hotel in Macau
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A Chinese passenger checked for a fever by a health worker at a Beijing railway station
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An employee works to prevent a new coronavirus at Suseo Station in Seoul, South Korea
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An employee sprays disinfectant on a train as a precaution against a new coronavirus at Suseo Station in Seoul, South Korea
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A policeman wearing a mask walks past a quarantine notice about the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan, China at an arrival hall of Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan
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Medical staff carry a box as they walk at the Jinyintan hospital
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Staff sell masks at a Yifeng Pharmacy in Wuhan
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The resident wear masks to buy vegetables in the market in Wuhan
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It comes as the UK Government also outlined plans for emergency laws to fight the spread of Covid-19, including measures to allow people to leave their jobs and volunteer to care for those affected. 
The Bill, which is likely to go through Parliament by the end of the month, is expected to include measures to allow some court proceedings to be conducted via telephone or video.
As of Saturday morning, 206 people in the UK had tested positive for coronavirus a rise of 42 from the 164 cases which had been confirmed by Friday evening.
On Saturday evening, a further three cases were confirmed in Northern Ireland taking the UK total to 209.
A Newcastle United fan with a face mask before the Premier League match at St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton (PA)
Oxford University said a student had tested positive for Covid-19, but they did not attend any university or college events after they felt ill, when they subsequently self-isolated.
The Department of Health said more than 21,000 people had been tested for the virus.
Calls to the NHS 111 service have increased by more than a third compared with the same period last year, with 120,000 extra calls in the first week of March, the department said.
Five hundred additional initial call responders have been trained to handle the higher demand.
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Mr Hancock said: We will do all we can to contain coronavirus, but, as we know, Covid-19 is spreading across the world, so I want to ensure Government is doing everything in its power to be ready to delay and mitigate this threat.
Public safety is my top priority. Responding to coronavirus is a massive national effort and Im working with colleagues across government to ensure we have a proportionate emergency Bill, with the right measures to deal with the impacts of a widespread Covid-19 outbreak.
We plan for the worst and work for the best, and the NHS is working 24/7 to fight this virus. Calls to NHS 111 have increased by more than a third and we have already put in place 500 extra staff to help with this increase.
Every person has a role to play in managing the spread of Covid-19 whether thats washing your hands more often for 20 seconds or catching your sneezes.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock (REUTERS)
His comments came as former Tory chancellor Philip Hammond said the spread of the disease had the potential to push the UK into a recession, and suggested it could pose a greater risk to the economy than a no-deal Brexit.
The ex-MP told the Sunday Times the Government needed to address a critical and structural weakness in just-in-time supply chains which he said have been exposed by the impact of the coronavirus on businesses.
On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will chair a meeting of the Governments emergency committee, Cobra, as officials accelerate work on preparations for the delay phase of the coronavirus plan.
Boris Johnson visits the Mologic Laboratory in the Bedford Technology Park (REUTERS)
Meanwhile, sports governing bodies and broadcasters will attend a meeting with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to discuss how to handle the outbreaks possible impact on the sporting calendar
Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle will chair a meeting of the House of Commons Commission to discuss Parliaments response.
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And Environment Secretary George Eustice will hold further talks with retailers to discuss support for vulnerable groups who may have to self-isolate.
It follows reports that sales of basics such as pasta and tinned goods have shot up, while shelves of essentials including toilet roll and paracetamol have been cleared in some areas by people panic-buying.
The updated figures came as US authorities prepare to respond to a coronavirus-hit cruise ship carrying British passengers off the Californian coast, after 21 people on board tested positive for the illness.
US Vice-President Mike Pence said on Friday that the Grand Princess, with more than 3,500 people on board, including 140 Britons, had been directed to a non-commercial port for testing.
The Grand Princess cruise ship passes the Golden Gate Bridge as it arrives from Hawaii in San Francisco (AP)
In an update on its website on Saturday, Princess Cruises, owners of the ship, said it was 50 miles off the coast of San Francisco awaiting instructions on where to proceed.
Additional personal protection equipment, including gloves and face masks, have been delivered via US coast guard helicopter on Friday night.
Meanwhile in the UK, the public has been told to prepare itself in case social distancing policies are needed to help contain the spread of the virus.
Italy ‘to quarantine all of Lombardy’ in fight against coronavirus
On Friday, it was confirmed that a man in his early 80s had become the second person to die in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus.
The man, who had underlying health conditions, died on Thursday while being treated at Milton Keynes University Hospital.
The man in his 80s had underlying health conditions (AFP via Getty Images)
A statement released by the hospital on behalf of his family on Saturday paid tribute to him as a truly loving and wonderful person.
He was 83-years-old and a wonderful husband, dad, grandad and great-grandad who would go to any lengths to support and protect his family, they said.
The family, who currently do not want to be identified, said they had been tested and told to self-isolate as a precaution and as a result, are unable to make funeral arrangements.
On Thursday evening, another patient reported to be a woman in her 70s became the first person in the UK to die after being diagnosed with Covid-19 while at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.
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