Colleen Barry

Government, Business

Italy Shuts Most Factories to Halt Virus

Smoke billows from a factory chimney in Ospiate, Italy, in December 2018. Smoke billows from a factory chimney in Ospiate, Italy, in December 2018. (Luca Bruno/Associated Press)

Italy has become the first western developed nation to idle most of its industry to halt the spread of the coronavirus, in a potential cautionary tale for other governments that are resisting such drastic measures.

Colleen Barry | Associated Press
March 26, 2020