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- Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says the government will ban people from entering and leaving Lombardy and surrounding provinces in northern Italy. The area includes Milan and Venice.
- The Japanese health minister says he expects the country’s capability to test people for the new coronavirus will top 7,000 a day by the end of this month.
- Japan’s Finance Minister Taro Aso has requested financial institutions to help smaller businesses tide over possible financial difficulties amid negative effects from the coronavirus outbreak.