FILE PHOTO: A beach club makes preparations to open in Castiglione della Pescaia as Italy is getting ready to ease some lockdown measures, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Castiglione della Pescaia, Italy, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini/File Photo

Italy to allow travel to and from abroad from June 3

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…

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A completely empty Fondamenta della Misericordia is seen on Monday in Venice, Italy. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced a “national emergency” due to the coronavirus outbreak and imposed quarantines on the Lombardy and Veneto regions.

Italy’s daily coronavirus death toll drops sharply ahead of lockdown easing

ROME (Reuters) – Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy climbed by 174 on Sunday, against 474 the day before, the Civil Protection Agency said, posting the smallest daily toll…

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Tourists arrive to visit the Milan Cathedral on March 2, 2020. – The Duomo reopens, for the first time since the coronavirus crisis in the Italian Lombardia northen region. Since the Covid-19 outbreak in Italy, the epicentre of the virus in Europe, Milan is strongly hit by economic downturn, causing residents and business owners concern. (Photo by Miguel MEDINA / AFP)

There is no “Italian coronavirus” – Italian envoy

There is no new strain of coronavirus originating in Italy as claimed by a Thai doctor, according to the Italian ambassador to Thailand. A senior Thai health official also dismissed…

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Thailand facing coronavirus from Italy which may be more virulent than the Asian virus

Thailand is fighting a war against COVID-19, because the coronavirus that infected over 50 boxing fans and, perhaps many more, came from Italy, which is more aggressive and dangerous than…

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A deserted street is pictured, after Italy reinforced the lockdown measures to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Catania, Italy March 21, 2020. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Italy coronavirus deaths jump by almost 800, government shuts most workplaces

ROME (Reuters) – Italy recorded a jump in deaths from coronavirus of almost 800 on Saturday, taking the toll in the world’s hardest-hit country to almost 5,000.   In its…

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Medical personnel at work in the intensive care unit of the hospital of Brescia, Italy, Thursday, March 19, 2020. Italy has become the country with the most coronavirus-related deaths, surpassing China by registering 3,405 dead. Italy reached the gruesome milestone on the same day the epicenter of the pandemic, Wuhan, China, recorded no new infections. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

Italian death toll overtakes China’s as virus spreads

ROME (AP) — Italy’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak eclipsed China’s on Thursday as the scourge extended its march across the West, where the United States and other countries…

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This handout picture released by the Vatican Media shows Pope Francis walking in an empty Via del Corso in the Rome on March 15, 2020. – The Vatican said on March 15, that its traditional Easter week celebrations would be held this year without worshippers due to the coronavirus. “Because of the current global public health emergency, all the liturgical celebrations of Holy Week will take place without the physical presence of the faithful,” the Prefecture of the Pontifical Household said in a statement. (Photo by – / VATICAN MEDIA / AFP)

Pope in dramatic visit to empty Rome to pray for end of virus

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis ventured into a deserted Rome on Sunday to pray at two shrines for the end of the coronavirus pandemic, as the Vatican said his…

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People sing, wave and clap their hands next to an Italian flag, during a flash mob “Una canzone per l’Italia” (A song for Italy) at the Magliana district in Rome on March 15, 2020. – Italy reacts with the solidarity of flash mobs circulating on social media to make people “gather” on balconies at certain hours, to play music or to get a round of applause. Italy on Sunday recorded 368 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, its highest one-day increase to date, taking the total to 1,809, the most outside China, official data showed. The number of infections has reached 24,747, a count released to the media by Italy’s civil protection service said. The northern Lombardy region around Milan remained the European epicentre of the pandemic, officially reporting 1,218 deaths, or 67 percent of the Italian total. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP)

Italy reports one-day record coronavirus deaths, hospitals in crisis

ROME (AFP) – Italy on Sunday reported a one-day record death toll and leaders warned of a bed and artificial respirator shortage in the European epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic….

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83 Thai students back from Italy quarantined, 6 sent for COVID-19 tests

A group of 83 Thai students, part of the American Field Service (AFS) program, were taken from U-Tapao international to Sattahip naval base this morning (Sunday) for COVID-19 screening, after…

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A completely empty Fondamenta della Misericordia is seen on Monday in Venice, Italy. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced a “national emergency” due to the coronavirus outbreak and imposed quarantines on the Lombardy and Veneto regions.

Italy extends coronavirus lockdown to whole country

ROME (Reuters) – The whole of Italy will be placed under lockdown until next month, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced on Monday, in an unprecedented and unexpected new attempt to…

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A passenger has his temperature checked as a precaution against a new coronavirus before boarding a flight to Vladivostok, Russia, at the Pyongyang International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, March 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

Italy quarantines north in drastic bid to slow virus spread

ROME (AP) — Italy took a page from China’s playbook Sunday, attempting to lock down 16 million people — more than a quarter of its population — for nearly a…

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Thai Health Ministry mulls listing Italy as high risk for COVID-19 infection

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health is considering listing Italy as one of the high-risk countries for COVID-19 infection, travellers arriving from which will be screened at their port of entry…

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Massive Truck Explosion in Italy

A massive blast of a fuel tanker on a highway in the northern part of Italy has caused at least 2 dead and 50 severely injured. The dramatic explosion occurred…

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