Borders have slammed shut, schools and businesses have closed and increasingly draconian restrictions on movement have been enforced to slow the spread of the new coronavirusMarch 17, 2020, 3:45 PM4 min read Borders have slammed shut, schools and businesses have closed and increasingly draconian restrictions on movement have been enforced to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Here are some of the latest developments on Tuesday: VIRUS KEEPS MOVING WEST Tens of millions of people are hunkered down, so gripped by fear that they are heeding government calls to isolate themselves and slow the spread of the coronavirus. Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the virus was first detected late last year and which has been under lockdown for weeks, reported just one new case Tuesday. The fronts in the battle have clearly shifted outside China, with its caseload now outnumbered by those outside its borders. Countries from Canada to Switzerland, Russia and Malaysia announced sharp new restrictions on the movement of people across their borders. The border closures stopped not only people but also needed goods. MAJOR EVENTS POSTPONED OR DISRUPTED The coronavirus pandemic is forcing the postponement and disruption of events big and small — and very


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