Coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, has brought life in major cities across Europe to a virtual standstill with casualties rising every day.

In Europe’s worst-hit country, Italy, the death toll climbed to 1,016 with 12,839 confirmed cases – the highest anywhere in the world after China.

The Italian government warned citizens that new containment measures – including a stricter lockdown of shops and bars and restrictions on public gatherings – will take at least a couple of weeks to slow down the spread of the virus.

Italy’s stigma as the hotbed of the virus in Europe is also having

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