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'Too many people still on Rome streets' say Chinese doctors

Rome mayor calls on city's residents to respect quarantine rules."From what we have seen, and based on our experience, there are still too many people on the streets." This is the opinion of two Chin...

The sky is always more blue: life in lockdown Italy

Quarantined Italians unite in music from their balconies as Italy rediscovers the sound of church bells. Rome. Last night the bells at the Basilica of S. Maria in Trastevere rang out for a full 10 mi...

Coronavirus: Rome closes parks and villas

Rome closes parks, villas and playgrounds as Italy battles Coronavirus.Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has ordered the immediate closure of all parks, villas and public playgrounds to prevent the spread of...

Everything will be all right: Italy's message of hope

Singing from the balcony: life in lockdown Italy.Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has extended a most unusual invitation to Romans, calling on them to open their windows or step out onto their balconies for...

Coronavirus: China sends doctors and medical aid to Italy

China sends medical experts and hospital equipment to help in Italy's Coronavirus emergency.A team of top Chinese doctors landed in Rome last night as part of China's effort to help Italy tackle the c...

Rome: trapped in the world's most beautiful city

This period of quarantine is also an opportunity to reflect on Rome, a city whose beauty and magic are sometimes taken for granted by its residents.The news is all over the world. Italy is in total sh...

Coronavirus: Italy to go into total shutdown

Italy orders total shutdown as country battles worsening Coronavirus crisis.Italy has taken even more drastic measures in its battle against Coronavirus by putting the entire country into total shutdo...

Coronavirus: Rome seals off Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain is off limits as Italy battles Coronavirus.Rome's Trevi Fountain has been closed off to the public as part of the nationwide lockdown measures due to Italy's Coronavirus outbreak.The Co...

Coronavirus: Vatican seals off St Peter's

Vatican City seals off St Peter's as Italy battles Covid-19 outbreak.The Vatican has sealed off St Peter's Square, closing St Peter's Basilica to tourists and faithful until at least 3 April, to avoid...

Coronavirus: Italy in lockdown, all you need to know

Travel is severely limited across Italy as the country goes into lockdown.Italy is battling the ongoing Coronavirus by introducing nationwide emergency measures as the whole country goes into lockdown...

Italian Doctor shares his experience in the fight against coronavirus

Doctors on the front line share what it’s like working in hospitals hit by the coronavirus epidemic.  In an effort to express the severity of the situation one doctor in Bergamo took to social media,...

Coronavirus: whole of Italy goes into lock down

Italy extends quarantine zone to cover entire country.Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte has announced that the entire country is to go into quarantine, as part of emergency measures aimed at halti...

Coronavirus: Lazio checks arrivals from north

Lazio Region requires transport operators to give names of travellers. Those arriving in the Lazio Region from the quarantine areas of northern Italy are being checked as part of measures to contain t...

Italy's PD leader Zingaretti has Coronavirus

Lazio Region president tests positive for Coronavirus.Nicola Zingaretti, the leader of Italy's centre-left Partito Democratico (PD) and president of the Lazio Region, has tested positive for the Coron...

Vatican City confronts Coronavirus

Vatican considers holding Sunday Angelus via video link.Vatican officials are studying the possibility of Pope Francis giving his Angelus address on Sunday via video link rather than from the window o...

Coronavirus: Have faith in Italy says president

Italian president calls for responsibility and unity as Italy battles Coronavirus outbreak.Italy's president Sergio Mattarella has called for "responsibility" in the face of the Coronavirus emergency,...

Coronavirus: Italy orders closure of schools and universities

Italy orders closure of all schools and universities as country attempts to contain spread of Coronavirus.Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte has signed emergency legislation ordering the closure of...

New Coronavirus cases in Rome

Police officer and trainee firefighter test positive for Coronavirus.A Rome policeman in service at Spinaceto, in the capital's southern XII municipality, has tested positive for Coronavirus following...

Rome: Coronavirus case in Fiumicino

Coronavirus: 38-year-old woman had returned to Rome from northern Italy.The Lazio region has registered its first case of Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, after a woman living in Fiumicino - a coa...

Coronavirus: Chinese couple making good recovery in Rome hospital

Chinese tourists were first Coronavirus cases in Italy.The two Chinese tourists who were the first cases of Coronavirus on Italian soil are now out of danger after being treated at Rome's Spallanzani...
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