Italy’s coronavirus response: quarantine

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A man wearing a protective face mask walks through a street after the Italian government imposed a virtual lockdown on the north of Italy, including Venice, to try to contain a coronavirus outbreak. March 9, 2020. Credit: REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri.

Today, Italy expanded this weekend’s lockdown across the entire country. Sixty million people are now included in the quarantine. Could a similar quarantine happen in the U.S.?