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Albania

Schools closed

Mass gatherings banned

Bars, restaurants, gyms and nightclubs and closed

Austria

Schools closed

Gatherings of more than five people banned

People only allowed to leave house for work that cannot be postponed, to buy necessary food supplies and to help others

Total lockdown in Tyrol region

Belgium

Schools closed, though nurseries can remain open

Restaurants, cafes and nightclubs closed

Large gatherings cancelled

Bosnia

Schools and universities closed

All public gatherings and sports events banned

Bulgaria





A council worker disinfects goods outside a store in Sofia, Bulgaria.



A council worker disinfects goods outside a store in Sofia, Bulgaria. Photograph: Nikolay Doychinov/AFP via Getty

Schools and universities closed

Gatherings of more than 250 people banned

Ban on visits to gyms, cinemas, bars, restaurants and shops except for supermarkets and pharmacies

Czech Republic

Nationwide quarantine until 24 March

Ban on leaving home unless for work, hospital trip, or to purchase basic needs

Schools and universities closed

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Croatia

Schools and universities closed

Denmark

Schools and universities closed

Gatherings of more than 100 people banned

All employees in public sector with non-critical jobs sent home

Estonia

Schools closed

Public gatherings banned

Museums, cinemas, leisure centres, sports clubs closed

Finland

Schools closed in municipality of Huittinen

Recommended ban on gatherings of more than 500 people

France

Schools closed

Ban on gatherings above 100 people

Ban on visits to retirement homes

Bars, cafes, restaurants and almost all shops except food stores and pharmacies closed

Germany

Schools closed in Berlin, Bavaria and elsewhere

Events of more than 1,000 people banned in most states

Bars, cinemas, playgrounds and sports grounds closed on Bavaria

Restaurants allowed to stay open in Bavaria from 6am until 3 pm. Opening hours for supermarkets, grocery stores, pharmacies and petrol stations in state to be extended until 10pm on weekdays

Greece

Schools and universities closed

All shops closed except supermarkets, pharmacies and food delivery services

Gyms, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres closed

Hungary

Schools and universities closed

Theatres, nightclubs and cinemas closed

Restaurants and cafes allowed to stay open until 3pm

Indoor meetings of more than 100 people and outdoor meetings of more than 500 banned

Over 70s asked not to leave homes

Iceland

Schools closed

Ban on gatherings of more than 100 people

Ireland





Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Washington DC announces that all schools, colleges and childcare facilities in Ireland will close until 29 March.



The taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, in Washington DC announces that all schools, colleges and childcare facilities in Ireland will close until 29 March. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Schools, colleges, childcare facilities and public offices closed

Bars and pubs closed

Indoor gatherings of more than 100 banned

Outdoor gatherings of more than 500 banned

Italy

All non-essential travel and public gatherings banned until 3 April

Schools closed

All shops closed except supermarkets, food stores and chemists

All non-essential company departments closed

Latvia

Schools closed until 14 April

Public gatherings of over 50 banned

Lithuania

Schools, nurseries and universities closed

Most shops, restaurants and pubs closed, though grocery stores and chemists can stay open

Gatherings of over 100 banned

Luxembourg

Schools closed

People ordered to stay at home unless on urgent business

Restaurants and shops closed

Malta

Schools closed

Moldova

Schools and universities closed

Gatherings of over 50 people banned

Netherlands

Schools closed

Gatherings of more than 100 banned

Bars, restaurants and some shops closed

North Macedonia

Schools and nurseries closed

All public gatherings closed

Limited hours for restaurants, cafes and clubs

Norway

Schools closed

Wide range of public and private institutions closed, including restaurants

Poland

Schools closed

Portugal

Schools and universities closed

Ban on gatherings above 100 people

Bars and nightclubs closed

Romania

Schools closed

Ban on gatherings above 100 people

Serbia

Schools closed

Public spaces closed

Slovakia





A worker in protective clothing disinfects the interior of a public bus in Bratislava, Slovakia.



A worker in protective clothing disinfects the interior of a public bus in Bratislava, Slovakia. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Schools closed

All shops closed except food stores, pharmacies, banks, petrol stations and post offices

Sport, leisure and entertainment centres closed

Slovenia

Schools closed

All bars, restaurants, sports halls, hair salons, cinemas and most shops closed

Food shops allowed to admit only a limited number of customers at a time

Spain





Workers clean a train to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in Madrid, Spain.



Workers clean a train to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Comunidad de Madrid/AFP via Getty

Schools closed

Partial lockdown, meaning people can only leave home for work, to buy food or visit a pharmacy or hospital

Private healthcare facilities transferred to national health system

Sweden

Ban on gatherings of more than 500 people

Switzerland

Schools closed

Ban on gatherings of more than 100 people

Access to restaurants, bars and nightclubs limited to a maximum of 50 people

More severe restrictions at regional level

United Kingdom

Ban on gatherings of more than 500 people in Scotland

Ukraine

Schools closed

Bars, restaurants, cafes and shopping malls closed in Kyiv and some other towns and cities

This article was amended on 13 March 2020 to include information about Romania in the map and text, and to remove Hungary from the map showing school closures.

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