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Covid-19 in Italy: Masks set to be obligatory outdoors in Rome amid rise in cases

Order to wear masks outdoors in Rome and across Lazio region expected before weekend amid rise in covid-19 cases in Italy. The Lazio region, which includes Rome, is set to introduce an order obliging...

Italy set to extend covid-19 state of emergency

Italy discusses extension of country's state of emergency amid rise in covid-19 cases since the summer. Italy is set to extend the nation's state of emergency to help it tackle the coronavirus crisis...

Covid-19: Italy divided over reopening stadiums

Italian health expert urges caution amid talks of reopening stadiums to increasing numbers of fans. Italy's leaders are divided over plans by sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora to gradually reopen th...

Italy reacted strongly to covid-19 says WHO

World Health Organization praises Italians for response to covid-19. Italy has been praised by the World Health Organization (WHO) for its response, by the government and the Italian public, to the c...

Covid-19 in Italy: Campania region makes face masks compulsory in public

Masks must be worn outdoors in Naples and historic centre of Genoa. It is now obligatory to wear face masks in public in Italy's southern Campania region, which includes the city of Naples, following...

Covid-19: Italy conducts record 103,000 tests in 24 hours

Italy registers 1,640 new coronavirus cases over last 24 hours. Italy carried out a record 103,696 covid-19 swab tests on 23 September, the highest number in a single day since the start of the pande...

Italy orders covid-19 tests for travellers from Paris and other areas of France

Decision by Italy comes amid surge of new coronavirus infections in Europe. Italy is to make testing for covid-19 compulsory for people travelling from "Paris and other areas in France," interpreted...

Covid-19: Italy to allow up to 1,000 spectators at open-air sports events

New rules begin with Italian Open semi-finals in Rome. Up to 1,000 spectators will be allowed to attend the semifinals and finals of the Italian Open tennis tournament, the government said on 18 Sept...

Covid-19: Italy reopens universities after six months

Universities across Italy reopen for lessons with new covid-19 rules. Italy's universities are to reopen for lessons on Monday 21 September, after a closure of more than six months due to the coronav...

Covid-19 in Italy: Rome's ancient ruins host open-air school lessons

Outdoor lessons on the Palatine Hill solves covid-19 distancing problems as Italy's schools reopen after six months. School children in Rome are swapping the classroom for open-air lessons in the Rom...

What happens when a child gets sick at school this fall?

A glimpse on what might happen to kids when they fall sick this winter and how to get them back into school.  The new school year brings reunions with old friends, new teachers and new classrooms.  B...

Italy: School bells ring for first time in six months

First day of school in Italy for 5.6 million students. Schools reopened in much of Italy on 14 September, for the first time since 4 March, in the early days of the covid-19 emergency. This mornin...

Covid-19: Italy reopens schools as 13,000 staff test positive

Italy's new academic year begins with the reopening of schools on 14 September. Around 13,000 teachers and staff in Italian schools have registered positive results after being tested for covid-19, d...

Covid-19 in Italy: rapid tests for all passengers on Rome-Milan flights

Plans to create a "covid-free" route between Rome and Milan. All passengers on flights between Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa will soon undergo a rapid swab test for covid-19, according to plans a...

Covid-19: Italy's new rapid saliva test gives result in 3 minutes

"Daily Tampon" saliva test gives results in just three minutes. Italy's health ministry has approved a rapid saliva test for covid-19 which provides results in just three minutes, reports Italian new...

Covid-19 in Italy: Student tests positive at private American school in Rome

American Overseas School of Rome responds to covid-19 case. A number of students and teachers at the American Overseas School of Rome, a prestigious private school in north Rome, have been placed in...

Rome: No Mask protest against covid-19 rules

Turnout for Rome no mask protest smaller than expected. Around 1,500 people demonstrated on 5 September in central Rome against Italy's covid-19 regulations, with barely anybody in the crowd wearing...

Covid-19 in Italy: Student tests positive at private school in Rome

First case of covid-19 among students at reopened school in Rome. A final-year student at Marymount, a prestigious private international school in north Rome, tested positive for covid-19 on 4 Septem...

Italy: Covid-19 deniers to march in Rome

Lazio Region leader condemns planned march as "irresponsible madness". Two thousand people are expected to attend a rally in Rome against Italy's covid-19 regulations, in particular the protocols int...

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...

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