People who do want to travel will need to fill in a document explaining their reasons for doing so [Antonio Calanni/AP]

Italy has put more than 60 million people under lockdown, becoming the first country in Europe to do so, as it struggles to stem the spread of coronavirus infections.

At least 1,807 confirmed cases were registered as of Monday evening in Italy, for a national total of 9,172. The number of dead in the country also increased to 463 – most of them elderly with previous medical complications.

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Authorities first placed pockets of the country in lockdown before gradually expanding the so-called red zones.

The nationwide restrictions will be in effect until April 3.

What are the restrictions?

All sporting events,

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