Coronavirus updates live: U.S., Europe brace for infection spread as Italy begins lockdown

Coronavirus updates live: U.S., Europe brace for infection spread as Italy begins lockdown

Western Europe and the U.S. were braced Tuesday morning for a sharp increase in the number of coronavirus cases, as Italy continues to enforce an unprecedented country-wide lockdown in an attempt to mitigate the virus’ spread.

Global markets were starting to readjust after Monday was declared Wall Street’s worst since the financial crash of 2008, with the Dow Jones falling 2,000 points. In London the FTSE100 share index of leading companies fell to a three-year low as oil prices crashed.

via NBC Coronavirus updates live: U.S., Europe brace for infection spread as Italy begins lockdown