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COVID-19: The latest from The World

'Social isolation' is the only way to stop coronavirus, says Italian doctor

The government has told all Italians to stay at home and avoid non-essential travel until April 3, radically widening steps already taken in much of the wealthy north, which is the epicenter of the spreading contagion. Italy's Lombardy region in the north of the country, where Stefano Magnone works as a surgeon at the Papa Giovanni 23rd hospital, has been the hardest hit. Magnone spoke with The World's Marco Werman.

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Italy moves to lock down entire country to contain coronavirus; Saudi Arabia's oil war could see backlash; Women 'disappear' in strike protesting inequality and violence

The entire country of Italy is on lockdown in an effort to contain the novel coronavirus — a unprecedented move for a democracy. Also, Saudi Arabia's oil price wars are risky for the global economy — and Saudi itself. But that seems to be Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's style. And diplomatic relations between the US and Iran are stalled, but Iran's government buildings in Washington, DC, hold stories of wild parties.

COVID-19: The latest from The World

Travel restrictions could slow coronavirus spread, but they are 'not enough alone'

Faced with Europe's worst outbreak of the novel coronavirus, northern Italy is on lockdown following a governmental decree. The World speaks with Alessandro Vespignani, a researcher at Northeastern University, who models the spread of infectious diseases. He's been studying how China's early travel restrictions in Wuhan affected the spread of the virus worldwide.

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Global markets reel and northern Italy shuts down amid COVID-19; Blasts in Kabul as rival inaugurations are held; Trial of MH17 downing begins in The Hague

Global markets are struggling to deal with the continued spread of COVID-19, and a cut to export oil prices adds another level of uncertainty. Meanwhile, northern Italy is on lockdown and schools have closed nationwide. Students rejoice, but parents worry. And, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani's inauguration was disrupted by blasts Monday, and rival Abdullah Abdullah held his own swearing in ceremony. Also, the crisis at the Greece-Turkey border continues to unfold. The World is following it on the ground in Greece.

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Geo quiz and answer

We're calling today's Geo Quiz a "Geo-political Quiz." Anchor Marco Werman gets questions and answers from Carolyn O'Hara, senior editor at Foreign Policy magazine.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Italy - the country is the leading producer of kiwis. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with fruit importer Chelso Paganini, CEO of New Jersey-based Paganini Foods.

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Running in Rome

Sightseers in Rome can now join a group of joggers and take in the monuments while staying fit, as Reporter Nancy Greenleese went the extra mile to bring us this story.