Daily Archives: March 8, 2020

Italy launches new restrictive measures as cases nearly triple in days


Published on Mar 8, 2020

Cases in Italy are surging, with the total number nearly tripling in less than a week, to almost 7,400. The government has launched unprecedented restrictive measures in the north, affecting 16 million people

What Can We Learn from Old Maps of Africa? Reading maps carefully for what is “there” – Part 1 – The Royal Moment | EV & N 341 | CCTV




The cartographic history of Africa reveals a great deal both about Africa and about the history of European misunderstandings of Africa over the last several centuries.




First case of coronavirus confirmed in Washington, DC


Mar 8, 2020

The first case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Washington, DC, as the virus continues to spread across the country. Vice President Mike Pence met with cruise ship executives in Florida on March 7.

Coronavirus: Northern Italy quarantines 16 million people – BBC News

BBC News

Mar 8, 2020

Italy has placed up to 16 million people under quarantine as it battles to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Anyone living in Lombardy and 14 other central and northern provinces will need special permission to travel. Milan and Venice are both affected.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte also announced the closure of schools, gyms, museums, nightclubs and other venues across the whole country.

The measures, the most radical taken outside China, will last until 3 April.

Italy has seen the largest number of coronavirus cases in Europe and reported a steep rise in infections on Saturday. The strict new quarantine measures affect a quarter of the Italian population and centre on the northern part of the country that powers its economy.