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According to the Washington Post, Italy is expanding its travel restrictions to the entire country, due to the spread of the coronavirus.


  1. Approximately, how many people are affected by this restriction?
  2. According to the article, what other global events are taking place with respect to limiting exposure to the coronavirus?
  3. Besides the coronavirus spread, what other event was responsible for the dramatic drop in the stock market on Monday, Mar. 9?
  4. How do you see all of the events and changes impacting accountants across the globe?


Noack, R. et al. (2020). Italy expands travel restrictions to entire country, locking down 60 million people in its fight against coronavirus. The Washington Post, March 9 (Retrievable online at