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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens lower as more nations lock down to curb virus

March 23 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index fell at open on Monday as fears mounted after the fast-spreading coronavirus forced countries to lock down and heightened fears of a global recession.

* At 9:30 a.m. ET (1330 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX Composite index was down 105.92 points, or 0.89%, at 11,745.89. (Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)

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