Corobavirus

BREAKING: Italian PM warns of new coronavirus restrictions

India has approved two COVID-19 vaccines, paving the way for a massive inoculation program. The vaccines are from Oxford University and AstraZeneca and local firm Bharat Biotech. In Britain, the prime minister is warning of new restrictions ahead as coronavirus infections soar. On Monday, the country plans to ramp up vaccinations using the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. … Continue reading BREAKING: Italian PM warns of new coronavirus restrictions

Spike in coronavirus deaths continues across Europe

As the two mortuary workers pushed a stretcher with a bagged corpse out of the room, the elderly man in the adjacent bed briefly awakened from his dementia. “Is he dead?” he muttered, extending his arm, trying to touch his roommate for the last time. Reflecting on a scene repeated too many times, one of … Continue reading Spike in coronavirus deaths continues across Europe

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Napoli announce plan to immortalize Diego Maradona

Move over St. Paul and make way for Maradona! The mayor of Naples started a formal process to rename the San Paolo stadium for Diego Maradona on Thursday. The move comes with the city in mourning for the soccer great, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 60, two weeks after being released … Continue reading Napoli announce plan to immortalize Diego Maradona

Why Catholic Church beatified this computer whiz

A 15-year-old Italian computer whiz who died of leukemia in 2006 moved a step closer to possible sainthood Saturday with his beatification in the town of Assisi, where he is buried. Carlo Acutis is the youngest contemporary person to be beatified, a path taken by two Portuguese shepherd children living in the early 1900s who … Continue reading Why Catholic Church beatified this computer whiz

COVID-19: Italian mafia groups exploiting the health crisis

Previously, Marco worked as a blacksmith with his father until 1996, but since then, he has done all sorts of work but has never declared it. "It’s like defeat, honestly. Underground work is not good, but one has to do it in order to survive," he explained. Marco asked for council housing in 2012, but … Continue reading COVID-19: Italian mafia groups exploiting the health crisis

Latest news on the Coronavirus

In Italy, a jump in the number of new deaths and cases over the last 24 hours dashed hopes fed by two days of declines. The 743 deaths reported Tuesday pushed Italy's toll past 6,800, by far the highest of any country. “Woe to whoever lets down the guard,'' Health Minister Roberto Speranza said. ”Now, … Continue reading Latest news on the Coronavirus

Italy breaks global coronavirus record

More bad news for Italy: Its coronavirus death toll is now higher than China's, according to Italian officials. After a record 427 deaths Wednesday, the nation has lost 3,405 people, topping China's tally of 3,245, USA Today reports. Italy is still reeling under the effects of the outbreak despite having its entire population on lockdown, police scouring … Continue reading Italy breaks global coronavirus record

Italy shaken by the coronavirus as recession looms

The focal point of the coronavirus emergency in Europe, Italy, is also the region's weakest economy and is taking an almighty hit as foreigners stop visiting its cultural treasures or buying its prized artisanal products, from fashion to food to design. Europe’s third-largest economy has long been among the slowest growing in the region and … Continue reading Italy shaken by the coronavirus as recession looms

Malta records first case of coronavirus

Malta has confirmed its first coronavirus case, a 12-year-old girl of Italian origin who lives in the Mediterranean island nation with her family. Health Minister Chris Fearne says the girl and her family had visited northern Italy in late February and early March, returning to Malta via Rome. Image: Chris Fearne The family self-quarantined as … Continue reading Malta records first case of coronavirus

Nigerian footballer in Italy diagnosed with coronavirus

An Italian-Nigerian professional footballer named King Paul Akpan Udoh has reportedly emerged as the first footballer to be diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus. King Paul Udoh, 22, was reported to have been diagnosed with deadly corona-virus on Thursday, February 27, and he has been quarantined according to various reports. He started his professional career at … Continue reading Nigerian footballer in Italy diagnosed with coronavirus