Italy: Naples draws on coffee tradition to offer covid-19 tests for those unable to pay

People in Naples pay for covid-19 tests for those less well-off. Neapolitans are paying for covid-19 tests for total strangers, inspired by the "caffè sospeso" tradition of a customer paying for an a...

Covid-19: Italy prepares for a very different Christmas

With Italy divided into three covid-19 risk zones, not everyone will celebrate Christmas the same way. The Italian government is at work to prepare new measures governing the Christmas period - a sea...

Covid-19 in Italy: Next 7-10 days crucial, says health minister

Health minister calls on Italians to be realistic about Christmas. Italian health minister Roberto Speranza has said that "the next 7-10 days will be crucial" in Italy's battle against covid-19. S...

Rome mayor recovers from covid-19 and returns to city hall

"The battle against the coronavirus is not over yet" says Rome's mayor. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi says she no longer has covid-19 and that she will be back to work in city hall from today, Monday 16...

Italy reports record 40,000 cases of covid-19 in one day

Italy declares covid-19 red zones in Tuscany and Campania. Italy has registered a record 40,902 new covid-19 infections over the past 24 hours, the health ministry announced on 13 November, with 550...

Covid-19: Rome combats weekend crowds by closing stores and metro stations

Rome police and Lazio Region to tackle crowds at weekends. Rome's central metro stations at Spagna and Flaminio are to be closed this weekend from mid-morning until early evening, to reduce crowds in...

Covid-19: Italy shocked by video of dead man in Naples hospital toilet

Italy's foreign minister says covid-19 situation in Naples is "out of control." A video posted on social media showing an elderly man lying dead in a Naples hospital toilet has prompted Italy's forei...

What to do if you come in close contact with a Covid positive person

Have you been in close contact with a Covid-positive person? Here's what you need to do, from isolation to testing. Tracking cases is becoming increasingly difficult, and with cases of covid-19 inc...

Vatican offers free covid-19 tests to homeless

Rome's poor and homeless offered free coronavirus tests in St Peter's Square. Pope Francis is offering free covid-19 tests to Rome’s poor and homeless as one of the "concrete gestures" to mark the Ca...

Covid-19: Italy's hospitals close to collapse say doctors and nurses

Doctors and nurses highlight "dramatic" situation in Italy's hospitals. Italy's hospitals are close to breaking point due to the number of covid-19 patients they are facing, according to the national...

Death toll rises in Italy due to covid-19 pandemic

According to the daily covid-19 bulletin issued by the Italian Ministry of Health 32,961 new cases have been registered in the last 24 hours in Italy and 225,640 swabs have been performed. The number...

Rome police close Bar S. Calisto

Trastevere bar reportedly violated covid-19 restrictions. The historic Bar S. Calisto in Rome's Trastevere district has been shut down by police after it reportedly violated Italy's covid-19 preventi...

Italy: Conte says goal is to avert total lockdown

Forget about crowded Christmas lunches and parties, says Conte. Italy's premier Giuseppe Conte says his government is doing all that it can to tackle the second wave of covid-19 while averting anothe...

Covid-19: Doctors call for red zone across Italy

All of Italy should be red zone say GPs. Italy's family doctors have called for the entire country to come under red zone restrictions as medics battle the second wave of covid-19. "I would decide...

Covid-19: Alarm over crowds on Rome's streets

Romans head out as authorities urge people to stay at home. Health authorities in the Lazio region have voiced their concerns over a lack of social distancing after photographs showed Rome's central...

Pubs and bars in Pigneto team up to survive

Restaurant owners in the urban neighborhood are trying to adapt to lockdown restrictions, with the fear that "otherwise you do not survive".    Loved by the director Pasolini, Pigneto has undergone...

Covid-19: Family notified of man's death but he was alive, eating breakfast in hospital

Family shocked over case of mistaken identity in hospital south of Rome. A phone call arrived late at night: "Your father didn't make it, we are sorry." The family accepted the terrible news and,...

Covid-19: Italy's doctors call for total lockdown

Italian doctors' guilds FNOMCEO calls for immediate national lockdown to avert "dramatic" situation in a month's time. "Total lockdown, across the country." This call, in light of the numbers of p...

Covid-19: Rome cancels Christmas market in Piazza Navona

No Christmas market stalls or carousel in Piazza Navona this year. Rome has cancelled the annual Befana Christmas market in Piazza Navona in line with the anti-coronavirus protocols in place across I...

Rome mayor tests positive for covid-19

Raggi announced news late last night on social media. Rome mayor Virigina Raggi has tested positive for covid-19, according to a brief statement on her Facebook page. The update came several hours...
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