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Italy Struck by Deadliest Day as Virus Prompts Industry Shutdown

(Bloomberg) — Italy suffered its worst day of coronavirus deaths and shut down almost all industrial production for 15 days, with the pandemic dealing blow after blow across an entire European continent in lockdown.Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said late Saturday that Italy will temporarily halt all non-essential business activity as the country of 60 million faces its biggest challenge since World War II. Supermarkets, pharmacies, banks and post offices and other essential businesses will stay open, he said.”Stay home, we don’t have a choice,” he told Italians in a televised address.After overtaking China as the most deadly center of the outbreak, Italy alarmingly reported 793 deaths on Saturday, raising the total to 4,825

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