Lockdown in Spain to fight coronavirus, France shuts public spaces


A woman crosses a virtually deserted square, amidst concerns over Spain’s coronavirus outbreak, in the Basque city of Vitoria, Spain, March 14, 2020. REUTERS MADRID: Coronavirus has crippled life in Europe with Spain imposing a near total lockdown nationwide and France announcing the closure of all non-essential public places including restaurants and cafes as the region has been declared the new epicenter of deadly virus that has killed nearly 6000 people globally.