Countries around the world announce more virus restrictions

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Authorities around the world turned to increasingly drastic measures to try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, with lockdowns, curfews and travel restrictions spreading.

Soldiers and police sealed the densely populated Philippine capital from most domestic travelers in one of Southeast Asia’s most drastic containment moves.

The move mirrored a lockdown Spain announced just hours earlier.

France ordered the closing of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the cafes and restaurants, as governments took increasingly desperate measures to put more space between people and contain the virus.

President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. will extend a travel ban to Britain and Ireland. And more cities in the U.S. put in place curbs on gatherings of more than a few hundred people.

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