On Sunday, Spanish officials reported nearly 8,000 cases of coronavirus and 288 deaths. The country ordered all residents to confine themselves to their homes — and to leave only to buy food, go to work, seek medical care or assist older people and others in need. The government also ordered all schools, restaurants and bars to close.
The Spanish authorities said that the prime minister’s wife, Begoña Gómez, had tested positive for the virus.
France announced the closing of all “non-indispensable” businesses, including restaurants, bars and movie theaters, after a sharp uptick in coronavirus cases. The number of French cases passed 5,420 on Sunday, with 127 deaths. On Saturday, 300 coronavirus patients were in critical condition — half of them under 60 years of age.
On Sunday, France’s transportation minister said the country would begin reducing plane, train and bus services between cities.
Argentina’s president, Alberto Fernández, announced on Sunday night that the country would shut down its borders for inbound foreigners for at least 15 days — one of the most drastic measures taken by a government seeking to keep the virus from spreading in a region that has relatively few diagnosed cases. Schools will close until at least the end of the month and cinemas, theaters and sporting events are canceled, he said.
“This is a war against an invisible enemy,” Mr. Fernández said in a televised address.
Sailor aboard crowded Navy vessel tests positive.
A sailor aboard the U.S.S. Boxer, an amphibious assault ship crewed by hundreds, tested “presumptive positive” for the coronavirus, the Navy said in a statement on Sunday, making it the first case aboard a U.S. Navy ship.
People who had close contact with the sailor were ordered into “self-isolation” the statement said, adding that none of those individuals were aboard the ship.