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Berlusconi hospitalized due to covid-19 infection

Silvio Berlusconi, according to Forza Italia sources, was hospitalized last night at the San Raffale Hospital in Milan as a precautionary measure. The same sources specify that the clinical situation...

Covid-19 in Italy: 7 out of 10 parents worried about return to school

Survey by Save the Children finds parents in Italy worried about return to school. The reopening of Italy's schools and the return of students after a six-month school closure due to the covid-19 pan...

Covid-19: Italy’s schools could face teacher shortage

Teaching unions raise fears that schools in Italy will be understaffed. Italian schools face being understaffed when the academic year begins across Italy on 14 September, trade unions representing t...

Silvio Berlusconi tested positive for covid-19.

Silvio Berlusconi has tested positive for coronavirus. His personal physician, Alberto Zangrillo, stated that, "He is asymptomatic and in isolation at home". The swab was performed after his recent s...

Covid-19 in Italy: Rome airport offers drive-in tests

Lazio Region opens drive-in testing centre at Fiumicino airport. Rome's Fiumicino airport is launching a drive-in centre for coronavirus tests, organised by the Lazio Region, in the long stay car par...

Covid-19: Italy's schools reopen with new rules

Schools in Italy reopen for first time since March. Teachers in Italy return to work today as schools prepare to begin the new academic year on 14 September, after a nationwide closure of six months...

Covid-19 in Italy: Reopening schools priority says Conte

"The right to health and the right to education must go hand in hand," says Italy's health minister. The safe reopening of Italy's schools as planned on 14 September remains the government's "top pri...

Covid-19: Zero new cases at Rome's Fiumicino airport

No new coronavirus cases detected at Fiumicino airport on 30 August. Italian health authorities have recorded zero new covid-19 cases at Rome's Fiumicino airport for the first time since rapid corona...

Covid-19 in Rome: St George's British International School delays reopening due to positive cases

St George's begins school year with online lessons due to number of covid-19 cases. St George's British International School of Rome has delayed its reopening, scheduled on 1 September, due to the nu...

Covid-19: 74 per cent of Italians say country handled crisis well

Almost three quarters of Italians approve of national response to covid-19. 74 per cent of Italians have expressed a positive opinion in relation to how the government has managed the coronavirus cri...

Covid-19: Italy loses 70 per cent of foreign tourists in August

Italy down almost €2 billion in lost income from foreign tourists in August. Italy failed to see the surge of tourists it had been hoping for in mid-August, Demoskopika institute chief Raffaele Rio s...

Covid-19: Italy holds summit on school reopening after teachers test positve

Government holds talks ahead of reopening of schools as a number of teaching staff test positive for covid-19. The Italian government is meeting with regional authorities today to draw up guidelines...

The latest official data on Covid-19 in Italy

25 August The number of covid-19 cases is decreasing in Italy: there have been 878 new cases registered in the last 24 hours and reported in the daily bulletin of the Ministry of Health (953 yesterda...

Covid-19: Rome police attacked for enforcing mask-wearing rules

Spate of attacks against police in Rome in recent days. Rome police are coming under increasing attack from people who refuse to wear protective face masks under Italy's rules to contain the spread o...

Italy begins human trials of covid-19 vaccine in Rome

Rome doctors hope to produce 'Made in Italy' coronavirus vaccine by next spring. Human trials of an Italian-developed covid-19 vaccine have begun on volunteers at Rome's Spallanzani hospital on 24 Au...

Covid-19: Rome's first fine for not wearing mask handed out at Trevi Fountain

Police enforce rules obliging people to wear masks in crowded places. Rome police have fined a man €400 for refusing to wear a mask among the crowd at the Trevi Fountain on Friday night, after he mad...

Italy: Rome airports first in EU to be recognised for fight against covid-19

Recognition comes same day Italy records 947 new coronavirus cases, the highest daily surge since 14 May. Rome's Fiumicino and Ciampino are the first airports in the European Union to receive the Air...

Covid-19: Italy records highest daily rise in new cases since lockdown ended

Italy sees a steady increase in new coronavirus infections. Italy recorded 845 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on 20 August, representing the highest daily incr...

Covid-19: Italy records highest number of cases since May

Lazio records 75 new coronavirus cases on 19 August with 23 of them linked to Sardinia. Italy on 19 August registered the sharpest rise in the daily caseload of covid-19 cases since 23 May, with 642...

Images of crowd without masks at Rome water park go viral

Zoomarine defends its covid-19 protocols after images go viral. Photographs showing a large crowd at an aquatic park south of Rome have gone viral on social media and raised questions about whether t...
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