Positive effects of Italy's coronavirus lockdown 'yet to be seen'
The positive effects of Italy's coronavirus lockdown are yet to be seen says the director of the ICU at Milan's Policlinico Hospital.
Milan, the heart of the Italian fashion industry, is normally a bustling, glamourous town but it has been hit hard by the effects of the coronavirus.
The death toll in Italy has risen to 17.
Al Jazeera's Mohammed Jamjoom is in Milan with more on the outbreak and the impact it is having on Italy's economic hub. Louisiana's governor says that cases in the southern US state are rising rapidly and by early April could run short of crucial medical equipment and hospital beds.
A major federal disaster declaration has been declared, unlocking funds to combat the crisis.
Officials say the rapid spike in cases could be because of the large crowds attending the Mardi Gras parade in February.
Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports. MSNBC's Matt Bradley reports on the rise in the death toll of Italy's coronavirus patients as the number surpasses 10,000 people. In Italy, more than 10,000 people have died since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest data from the Civil Protection Agency.
Worldwide, the number of cases has reached more than 600,000, of which more than 131,000 people have recovered. More than 27,000 have died.