More than 1 bn people worldwide told to stay home over virus

Publish: 7:44 PM, March 23, 2020 | Update: 7:44:PM, March 23, 2020

PARIS,  – More than one billion people have been asked to stay home in more than 50 countries and territories around the world as governments battle the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, according to an AFP tally Monday.

Some countries such as France, Italy and Argentina have imposed mandatory lockdown measures, while others like Iran and Britain have issued stay-at- home recommendations to stem the spread of the virus.