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Air Force evacuates 89 Americans from Honduras after coronavirus travel advisory; states increase restrictions

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) issued a statewide stay-at-home order starting March 20. In Los Angeles, beaches are already empty. (Video: David Byars, Nicholas Weissman/The Washington Post)
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Restrictions are dramatically ramping up amid the growing coronavirus pandemic, with Illinois and its 13 million residents — 10 million in the Chicago area — the latest to join California by moving closer to an effective lockdown. Meanwhile, New York told nonessential workers to stay home, Florida closed restaurants, bars and gyms amid spring-break revelry, and the U.S.-Mexico border is closing to nonessential travel.

Here are some significant developments: