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Coronavirus toll on Italy’s elderly strains “nonni” safet...

05 May, 2020 1:15 pm 1:15 pm

MILAN (Reuters) – Paola Berardi, 70, and her husband Mauro have taken care of their two grandchildren every weekday for the past decade while their daughter went to work in a chemical company. Every summer, they decamped with the twins to a seaside resort on the northern Italian coast. After the COVID-19 epidemic detonated in … Read More


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Italy arrests Sicily’s coronavirus tsar on corruption charge

05 May, 2020 8:14 pm 8:14 pm

PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) – Sicily’s coronavirus emergency coordinator was arrested along with nine other people on Thursday on suspicion of corruption and rigging of health sector tenders while in his previous role, police on the Italian island said. Antonino Candela was allegedly part of a “power base made up of businessmen and corrupt public officials” … Read More


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Brazil passes Italy and Spain in confirmed coronavirus cases

05 May, 2020 10:46 am 10:46 am

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus rose on Saturday past those of Spain and Italy, which was once the epicenter of the pandemic, making Brazil’s outbreak the fourth largest in the world, according to official figures. Brazil’s Health Ministry registered 14,919 new confirmed cases in the prior 24 hours, taking the … Read More


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Italy to allow travel to and from abroad from June 3

05 May, 2020 10:33 am 10:33 am

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s government on Saturday approved a decree which will allow travel to and from abroad from June 3, in a major development as it moves to unwind one of the world’s most rigid coronavirus lockdowns. The government will allow free travel across the country from that same day. Some regions had pushed … Read More


Italy, 30,000 coronavirus deaths, new cases, edge down

Italy tops 30,000 coronavirus deaths, new cases edge down

05 May, 2020 11:52 pm 11:52 pm

ROME (Reuters) – Italy on Friday became the third country in the world to record 30,000 deaths from the coronavirus, reporting 243 new fatalities compared with a daily tally of 274 the day before. Italy’s total death toll from COVID-19 since its outbreak came to light on Feb. 21 now stands at 30,201, the Civil … Read More


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Italy starts slow return to normality, fears resurgence of coronavirus

05 May, 2020 12:34 pm 12:34 pm

ROME (Reuters) – Grandparents hugged their grandchildren, toddlers rushed excitedly through parks and factories revived their long-stalled production lines as Italy started the slow process of unwinding Europe’s longest coronavirus lockdown. Nearly two months after ordering Italians to stay home in an effort to slow one of the worst outbreaks of the new coronavirus in … Read More


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Italy set to ease coronavirus lockdown from May 4

04 April, 2020 11:15 pm 11:15 pm

ROME (Reuters) – Italy is likely to start easing its coronavirus lockdown from May 4 though the long-awaited rollback will be cautious and calculated, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Tuesday. The country has been one of the hardest hit in the world by the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than 24,100 people killed since the … Read More


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Death at home: the unseen toll of Italy’s coronavirus crisis

04 April, 2020 1:55 pm 1:55 pm

MILAN (Reuters) – It took Silvia Bertuletti 11 days of frantic phone calls to persuade a doctor to visit her 78-year-old father Alessandro, who was gripped by fever and struggling for breath. When an on-call physician did go to her house near Bergamo, at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, on the … Read More


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Number of coronavirus intensive care patients in Italy drops for first time

04 April, 2020 9:55 am 9:55 am

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy reported its lowest daily rise in COVID-19 deaths for nearly two weeks on Saturday and said the number of patients in intensive care had fallen for the first time. Officials urged the country not to flout strict lockdown measures they said were starting to show results, although new cases rose by … Read More


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Italy’s civil protection chief sees lockdown continuing beyond May 1

04 April, 2020 3:26 pm 3:26 pm

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s national lockdown to try to contain the spread of coronavirus will probably continue beyond the start of May, Angelo Borrelli, the head of the Civil Protection Agency, said on Friday. This week the government extended the lockdown — which imposes severe restrictions on movement and shutters all services and firms not … Read More


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Facebook launches fact-checking service on WhatsApp in Italy to fight coron...

04 April, 2020 9:59 am 9:59 am

MILAN (Reuters) – Facebook Inc. launched a service in Italy to check the accuracy of information on coronavirus circulating on its messaging platform WhatsApp, the US tech firm said. In a fresh attempt to fight manipulated content, Facebook said it was working with local fact checking service Facta which is analysing content circulating on WhatsApp, … Read More


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Worldwide coronavirus cases crosses one million

04 April, 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am

(Reuters) – Global coronavirus cases surpassed one  million with more than 52,000 deaths as the pandemic further exploded in the US and the death toll climbed in Spain and Italy, according to a Reuters tally of official data. Italy had the most deaths, more than 13,900, followed by Spain. The United States had the most … Read More


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Italy frets over lockdown, eyes eventual staggered re-opening

04 April, 2020 10:00 am 10:00 am

ROME (Reuters) – Italian health officials warned on Tuesday it was too soon to consider lifting lockdown restrictions, saying a deceleration in new cases of coronavirus should not raise hopes that the crisis was near an end. The government announced on Monday that curbs on movement and business activities introduced nationwide on March 9 would … Read More


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Worldwide coronavirus death toll crosses 34,500

03 March, 2020 3:15 pm 3:15 pm

ROME (92 News) – The death toll of coronavirus (COVID-19) has reached to 34,780 worldwide and officials in some countries say the worst still lies ahead. According to the latest data of the center, there are more than 722,000 confirmed cases globally, with 34,000 deaths. Italy has reported more than 10,000 deaths, followed by Spain … Read More


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Coronavirus deaths fall again in Italy but lockdown extension looms

03 March, 2020 9:17 am 9:17 am

ROME (Reuters) – The number of deaths from coronavirus in Italy fell for the second consecutive day but the country still looked almost certain to see an extension of stringent containment measures. The Civil Protection department said 756 people had died in the last day, bringing the total to 10,779 – more than a third … Read More