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World Apr 11Italy begins to grapple with how to ease virus restrictions
With warmer weather beckoning, Italians are straining against a strict lockdown to halt the coronavirus that is just now showing signs of ebbing at the end of five weeks of mass isolation.
World Mar 29Up to 200K deaths foreseen in U.S. as Spain, Italy demand help
As the U.S. tops the world in reported infections from the new coronavirus, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases predicts 100,000-200,000 deaths from the outbreak in the U.S.
World Mar 27Italy hopes virus is easing but fears new onslaught in south
Doctors and nurses in Italy's overwhelmed northern hospitals have welcomed a slight stabilizing in the number of coronavirus infections but fear the virus is still silently spreading in the south two weeks into the West's most extreme nationwide shutdown.
Economy Mar 26In drastic move, Italy shuts most factories to halt virus
Italy's decision is more in line with draconian measures taken by China than with declarations coming out of other democratic partners, who are at least a week or two behind Italy's rate of virus infections.
Health Mar 22Virus marches on in Italy, Iran, US; medical supplies shrink
Italy, Iran and the United States reported soaring new death tolls as the coronavirus pandemic marched relentlessly across the globe.
Health Mar 20Italy’s virus epicenter grapples with huge toll, some hidden
Provincial mayors are sounding an alarm that the virus-related toll fails to reflect a spike in deaths in the general population among those who have not been tested.
World Mar 11WATCH: WHO declares that COVID-19 crisis is now a pandemic
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who heads the U.N. agency, said the WHO is “deeply concerned by the alarming levels of spread and severity” of the outbreak. He also expressed concern about “the alarming levels of inaction.”…
World Nov 18Floods create mounting woes for Venice’s dwindling population
The historic flooding has sharpened calls to create an administration that recognizes the uniqueness of Venice, for both its concentration of treasures and its increasing vulnerability.
World Nov 17Time for hip waders: Venice sees record 3rd exceptional tide
VENICE, Italy — Venice was hit Sunday by a record third exceptional tide in the same week while other parts of Italy struggled with a series of weather woes, from rain-swollen rivers to high winds to an out-of-season avalanche. Stores…
World Nov 13‘Venice is on its knees’ amid historic flooding in Italy
The water was so high that nothing less than thigh-high boots afforded protection.