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Spain joined Italy in national lockdown, raising the total of Europeans in quarantine to more than 100 million, with several other countries preparing similar isolation measures to try to slow the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus from its northern Italian epicentre.

A single passenger wearing a face mask as a protective measure arrives at the Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport in Barajas.

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images

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A man adjusts his face mask at the Atocha train Station in Madrid.

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A vehicle of the Military Emergencies Unit (UME) remains parked at the Atocha train station in Madrid.

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A delivery man cycles next to an empty square between La Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace during partial lockdown as part of a 15-day state of emergency to combat the coronavirus disease outbreak (COVID-19) in Madrid, Spain.

JUAN MEDINA/Reuters

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Picture shows the Villamuriel Renault factory in Villamuriel, Palencia, after its closure in light of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak.

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A woman wearing a face mask as a preventive measure walks at the Malaga Airport.

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Picture shows an almost empty entrance to the Terminal 1 of El Prat airport in Barcelona.

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A passenger stands on an escalator in a near empty train station in Barcelona, Spain.

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A man wearing a face mask walks across the deserted surroundings of the Trevi fountain in Rome.

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Undertakers carry a coffin out of a hearse at Bergamo's cemetery, northern Italy.

Claudio Furlan/The Associated Press

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A man wearing a face mask walks near the ancient Roman Porta Palatinaon in Turin.

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People wave and clap their hands as a banner reading everything will be alright is displayed at right, at the Garbatella neighborhood, in Rome.

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A worker sprays disinfectant as sanitization operations against Coronavirus are carried out in the museum hosted by the Maschio Angioino medieval castle, in Naples.

Alessandro Pone/The Associated Press

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The deserted belvedere of Monte dei Cappuccini is pictured on March 16, 2020 in Turin.

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A view of Rome's Olympic Stadium, one of the venues planned for the Euro 2020 tournament, which is under growing pressure to be postponed due to coronavirus, in Rome.

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A person walks across deserted arcades in Via Roma in Turin.

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