In a declared state of emergency, the president has extraordinary powers, including the ability to freeze an American’s finances and deprive them of the ability to legally work, to control digital communications, and to deploy the military domestically. | The Guardian

At this point, the coronavirus pandemic will intersect with Trump’s authoritarian impulses in truly frightening ways. With parts of the country experiencing levels of privation and death rarely seen in…

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Coronavirus: Spanish government imposes lockdown of entire country amid spread of virus | The Independent

The Spanish government is to put the country under lockdown as part of its state of emergency measures meant to combat coronavirus.  According to a draft decree, Spaniards will be ordered…

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Coronavirus: Czech Republic bars travelers from 15 countries hit by COVID-19 – Business Insider

The Czech Republic on Thursday declared a state of emergency, barred travelers from 15 countries, and closed public spaces. Source: Coronavirus: Czech Republic bars travelers from 15 countries hit by…

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El Salvador imposes national quarantine in bid to keep out coronavirus | Daily Mail Online

President Nayib Bukele has imposed a national quarantine that prohibits any foreigners from entering El Salvador for 30 days.Source: El Salvador imposes national quarantine in bid to keep out coronavirus…

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ALL European countries will go to total coronavirus lockdown within 10 days if containment fails, ex-Italian PM warns – The Sun

ALL European countries could enforce total a coronavirus lockdown like Italy within 10 days, the ex-Italian PM has warned. The Mediterranean country has been the worst hit by the virus…

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Trump suspends travel from Europe to US – “We are MARSHALLING the full power of the federal government and the private sector to protect the American people,” – BBC News

Marshalling - arrange or assemble (a group of people, especially soldiers) in order. Mr Trump also announced plans to provide billions of dollars in loans to small businesses, in an…

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Coronavirus: Italy extends its quarantine to the ENTIRE COUNTRY of 60 MILLION PEOPLE – CNBC

Italian officials previously announced a lockdown of the Lombardy region, which is the hardest-hit part of the country by COVID-19.Source: Coronavirus: Italy extends its quarantine to the entire country; PM…

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UK Ministers could deploy emergency martial law style powers under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 | The Guardian

Similar responses and planning mechanisms are used to deal with civil unrest, chemical and nuclear incidents, all relying on the civil contingencies secretariat in the Cabinet Office, which staffs the…

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Martial law: Police and armed forces will patrol Italy’s Lombardy access points, such as train stations and motorway entrances and exits

Thousands tried to flee south after decree to confine people until 3 April was revealedSource: Leaked coronavirus plan to quarantine 16m sparks chaos in Italy | World news | The…

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Italy Plans Large-Scale Lockdown in Country’s North to Fight Coronavirus – WSJ — [martial law 10 million]

Italy is planning a widespread quarantine that would lock down 16 million people—more than a quarter of its population—according to a draft decree, as the coronavirus outbreak in northern provinces…

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