The Latest on the world’s coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 183,000 people and killed more than 7,100. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 79,000 people have recovered so far, mostly in China. ——— As clocks around France struck noon, the police patrols commenced, stopping anyone outside to try to contain the spreading virus. Normally swarming with visitors 365 days a year, the empty Eiffel Tower guarded over a Paris gradually going into lockdown. Some Parisians looked out on their changing city from their wrought-iron balconies as the deadline hit. Dozens of police deployed along the tree-lined Champs-Elysees, whose luxury boutiques stood shuttered, its wide sidewalks devoid of shoppers or selfie-takers. Essential workers still allowed to circulate showed papers allowing them passage. A few joggers and bikers were waved on, after the government said solo sports activities are still allowed. Tourists were told to go inside. France’s government ordered the confinement as the number of virus cases topped 6,600, including 148 deaths. ——— Canada’s largest province is declaring a state of emergency amid the pandemic. Ontario Premier


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