The New Indian Express Chennai|March 22, 2020
Streets, squares and highways were deserted in large parts of the world on Saturday as curfews and lockdowns multiplied in the face of a rapidly advancing virus that is severely straining many health systems.
Italy on Saturday reported 793 new coronavirus deaths, a oneday record that saw the country’s toll shoot up to 4,825 -- 38.3 percent of the world’s total.
The number of COVID-19 infections rose by 6,557 to 53,578. The total number of fatalities in the northern Lombardy regions around Milan surpassed 3,000.
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March 22, 2020