Coronavirus evacuees go from lockdown in China to quarantine at home
More countries are confirming cases of the new coronavirus that has infected almost twelve thousand people in China - and killed 259. Those countries include Sweden, Russia - and the UK. Several countries have restricted travel to and from China in an effort to curb the outbreak. Many governments are also evacuating their citizens - including Sri Lanka, Indonesia - and Germany. A military plane bringing more than 100 people home from Wuhan is on its way to Frankfurt.
Nearly 50,000 people in northern Italy have been asked to stay at home as the government tries to contain the coronavirus.
The emergency measures follow two deaths and about 100 infections in northern Italy.
Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby reports. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered all Californians to stay at home, marking the first mandatory restrictions placed on the lives of all 40 million residents in the state's fight against the novel coronavirus. In a televised address to the nation, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he wanted to "give the British people a very simple instruction: You must stay at home." Strict regulations to control the spread of coronavirus in China are taking a toll on mental health as people are confined to their homes for weeks.
Health professionals say millions are struggling to cope with anxiety and fears over the future.
Those under lockdown in Wuhan, the epicentre of the virus, are particularly at risk.
Al Jazeera's Katrina Yu reports from Beijing, China.