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Russia sends nine planes to Italy with doctors and medical aid

Russia follows China and Cuba in helping Coronavirus-hit Italy. The first of nine planes from Russia carrying military doctors and medical supplies to help Italy with its Coronavirus emergency landed...

Italy issues further travel restrictions

No longer allowed to move from area of residence. People living in Italy are no longer allowed to leave the municipality in which they are resident, either by private or public transport, unless for...

Almost 8,000 doctors volunteer for Italy's Coronavirus task force

Coronavirus: Italian government overwhelmed by response to its appeal for doctors. The Italian government has been left astounded by the response to its "extraordinary appeal" to create a task force...

All non- essential activities to shut down in Italy

Italy's Prime minister, in a late night speech, has announced that all non- essential activities will be ceased. In one of the most challenging times for the country since World War II, said prime mi...

English language book delivery in Rome

The Otherwise Bookshop, a local English language bookshop in Rome, sent out a newsletter promoting their home book delivery service. It might come in handy during these quarantine days. Here is the or...

Coronavirus, Italy: 793 deaths in one day

Number of Coronavirus victims in Italy rises to 4,825. The number of fatalities from Coronavirus in Italy has risen to 4,825, with an additional 793 deaths since yesterday, the highest one-day death...

Two per taxi: Italy's new transport rules

Italy issues transport guidelines as country battles Coronavirus emergency. Italy's transport ministry has issued new guidelines to limit the spread of Coronavirus and the risk to those working in th...

Coronavirus: Italy tightens restrictions as death toll tops 4,000

Italy registers a record 627 deaths in one day from Coronavirus.Italy has announced a further tightening of restrictions due to the Coronavirus emergency, in a bid to get people off the streets and re...

Rome police to check all cars in bid to get people off streets

Police to carry out stricter controls on people walking around Rome. Rome police are to begin checking 'all cars' driving around the capital in a bid to reduce the number of people still in circulati...

Rome: 59 nuns test positive for Coronavirus

Rome isolates two convents after 59 nuns test positive for Covid-19. Two convents, one in Rome and one outside the capital, were isolated on 20 March after a total of 59 nuns tested positive for Coro...

Life under lockdown in Monterotondo

Over a week of under lockdown in Monterotondo and the children are taking it in their stride. They have decided to keep to their usual daily routine, with the mornings set aside for schoolwork and t...

Lazio seals off Fondi after Coronavirus outbreak

40 people test positive for Covid-19 in town south of Rome. The town of Fondi, near the popular beach resort of Sperlonga south of Rome, has been sealed off following an outbreak of Coronavirus. I...

Coronavirus: Rome taxis make free home deliveries to the elderly

Rome mayor: "Incredible gesture of solidarity" Rome's elderly residents will soon be able to avail of a new service which will see Roman taxi drivers make home deliveries of food and medicine, free o...

Rome hospital discharges Chinese couple: Italy's first Coronavirus cases

"Positive news that must make all Italian health workers proud" The Chinese husband and wife who were the first people in Italy to test positive for Coronavirus have been discharged from Rome's Spall...

Italy's doctors and nurses 'performing miracles' says WHO

World Health Organization praises 'incredible strength and courage' of Italy's healthcare workers. Italy's doctors and nurses fighting the Coronavirus outbreak are "working miracles", according to th...

Coronavirus: Italy to extend lockdown, says Conte

Conte says Italy's anti-Coronavirus measures to be extended. Italy's quarantine measures and school closures are to be extended, Italian premier Giuseppe Conte said in an interview with Italy's newsp...

Coronavirus: Bolsonaro says Italy's high death count because nation 'full of old people'

Italy "country full of old people" says Brazilian president. Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said Italy's high death toll from the Coronavirus is due to the nation's aging population, reports Ital...

Coronavirus: Rome opens new Covid hospitals

Covid-2 hospital opens at Rome's Columbus hospital on 17 March.Rome has converted the small, private Columbus hospital into 'Covid-2',  a centre for treating Coronavirus patients, the first of whom en...

Rome reduces supermarket opening times

No more 24-hour food shopping in Rome.All food shops and supermarkets in Rome and across the Lazio region now have shorter opening hours, following an agreement reached between trade unions and region...

Conte warns of Italy's 'riskiest weeks' in Coronavirus battle

Italian premier says it is time for sacrifices and responsibility.Italy's prime minister Giuseppe Conte has said that the Coronavirus is the biggest emergency to face the country since world war two,...

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