Spain, France And Other Countries In Europe Announce Lockdown Measures

European governments are enacting full or partial lockdowns to prevent spread of the virus.
Posted at 1:30 PM, Mar 16, 2020

Governments throughout Europe are announcing full and partial nationwide lockdowns to combat the growing number of confirmed coronavirus cases.

Spain's government has banned residents from leaving their homes unless they are buying food or medicine, going to work or to the hospital. Drones are being used to tell anyone out walking in Madrid to go home.

In France and the Netherlands, restaurants, cafes and nonessential businesses are closing their doors in similar moves.

These closings follow Italy's decision to issue a complete lockdown as the second-hardest hit country in the world by the virus. Globally, the case number continues to climb, with more than 174,000 confirmed cases according to Johns Hopkins University.

Contains footage from CNN