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Italy’s COVID-19 deaths reach 33,142 with over 150,000 recoveries

The novel coronavirus infection trend continued downward in Italy as the number of recoveries jumped by 3,503 on Thursday, bringing the total to 150,604, the Civil Protection Department said

 A worker wearing protective garments sanitises the Duomo square, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in central Milan, Italy.

Serie A gets green light for 20 June restart

Italy's top-flight Serie A soccer league has been given the go-ahead to restart on 20 June following the novel coronavirus stoppage, sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora said on Thursday.

Serie A gets green light for 20 June restart

Italy sees rise in COVID-19 deaths, active infections falling

Some 117 new fatalities due to the coronavirus were registered in Italy on Wednesday, bringing the country’s death toll to 33,072, the latest data from the national Civil Protection Department showed

Domenico di Massa and Mariantonia Gangemi embrace their granddaughter Cecilia for the first time in two months after Italy allowed families to see each other again as the country begins a staged end to a nationwide lockdown due to a spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Rome, Italy, 4 May, 2020.

Italy struggles to recover as Corona death toll rises to 32,955

A further 78 COVID-19 patients have died in Italy, bringing the country’s toll to 32,955, out of total infection cases of 230,555

Relatives attend the funeral of a woman who died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as Italy struggles to contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seriate, Italy 28 March 2020.

Pope calls for defence of environment as public returns to St. Peter's Square

Sunday was the fifth anniversary of his encyclical "Laudato Si" on the care of the environment, which called for a reduction of fossil fuels and backed the majority scientific consensus that human ...

Pope Francis leads the Regina Coeli prayer from the Library of the Apostolic Palace without public participation due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Vatican on 24 May 2020

Russia's virus cases pass 300,000, death rate suspiciously lower

Russia's coronavirus case tally, the second highest in the world, passed 300,000 on Wednesday, but a representative from the World Health Organisation (WHO) said the situation was starting to ...

Russia's emergencies ministry members wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) spray disinfectant while sanitizing the Kievsky Railway Station amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Moscow, Russia on 18 May 2020

Serie A clubs return to training but re-start date still unclear

Serie A has been suspended since 9 March and a date has not yet been set for the season to re-start, although players have returned to individual training while respecting social distancing rules

AC Milan's Rafael Leao in action with Inter Milan's Nicolo Barella on 21 September 2019

Italy looks to reopen borders for travellers next month

In a bid to contain the contagion, Italy was the first European country to impose nationwide restrictions in March, not sanctioning an initial relaxation of the rules until 4 May, when it allowed ...

A sign indicates safety measures at La Rinascente department store, which is due to reopen with social distancing measures applied, after it was closed due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Milan, Italy, on 16 May 2020

Global COVID-19 death toll nears 310,000

Since first reported in China in December last year, coronavirus has so far infected 4,628,228 people globally, according to Worldometer.

People wait in line at a food bank at St. Bartholomew Church, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Elmhurst section of Queens, New York City, New York US, 15 May 2020.

COVID-19: More and more tests required

The number of COVID-19 cases reported by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) at the regular bulletin on Tuesday was less than that of the preceding day. But the drop was no relief as ...

A medical staff member takes a swab sample from a child to test for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Jian in China's central Jiangxi province on 13 May 2020.
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