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Pope livestreams Palm Sunday mass due to virus 'tragedy'

Vatican City - Pope Francis called for courage in the face of the coronavirus pandemic as he delivered Palm Sunday mass by livestream instead of before Saint Peter's Square crowds.

Italy cheers first drop in critical virus patients

Rome - Pandemic-hit Italy cheered Saturday after seeing its number of intensive care cases for the coronavirus that stretched its healthcare system to breaking point drop for the first time.

Italy's intensive care virus cases drop for first time

Rome - Italy saw its first drop Saturday in the number of patients intensive care treatment for the coronavirus that had stretched the Mediterranean country's world-class healthcare system to breaking point.

Italy's doctors look for help from sleek new robots

Varese - The shiny new robots gently check the pulses of highly infectious patients on life support in the Italian epicentre of COVID-19.The doctors and nurses love them because they also help save their own lives.

Italy sees signs of hope despite 766 new virus deaths

Rome - Italy saw more evidence Friday that it might have made it through the worst of the coronavirus pandemic despite the world-leading death toll growing by 766 to 14,681.

Italy and Russia spar over alleged coronavirus spies

Rome - Italy was engaged in a war of words with Russia on Friday over allegations Moscow hid spies among doctors it had sent to the country's coronavirus epicentre near Milan.

Italy's Conte demands more 'courage' from EU to fight virus

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Friday extended his feud about coronavirus money with EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen in the pages of a newspaper.

Milan shuts crematorium to deal with body backlog

Milan - The city of Milan on Thursday shut its main crematorium for the rest of the month to deal with a surge of bodies that have accumulated in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.

Italy doctors warn of 'bio bombs' from patients sent to care homes

Rome - Italian doctors and unions have warned that a government policy to send patients discharged from hospital but still positive for coronavirus to care homes is like priming "biological bombs".

NGO restarts Mediterranean migrant rescues despite virus fears

Berlin - The Alan Kurdi migrant rescue boat is heading back out into the Mediterranean after a two-month break despite the coronavirus pandemic, according to the German organisation that operates it.

Italy mourns its virus dead at end of fateful month

Rome - Italy marked a minute of silence and flew flags at half mast Tuesday to mourn the 12,428 people who have died from the coronavirus pandemic that has dramatically altered life in the Mediterranean country.

Trump says US to send medical supplies to Italy, France, Spain

Washington - President Donald Trump said Monday that the United States will send medical equipment for combating the coronavirus pandemic to Italy and later France and Spain.

Italy's 'very long' lockdown to only end gradually

Rome - Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's government prepared Italians for a "very long" lockdown Sunday that would only be lifted gradually despite its economic hardship and traumatic impact on daily lives.

Mafia primed to feast on Italy's virus devastation

Rome - As Italy mourns thousands of coronavirus dead, and survivors brace for life in an economic wasteland, one rung of society looks to win big: organised crime.

Italy's toll tops 10,000 despite long lockdown

Rome - The coronavirus toll in Italy shot past 10,000 on Saturday and showed little sign of slowing despite a 16-day lockdown.

Fresh record death toll in Italy as experts say virus peak near

Rome - Italy recorded almost 1,000 deaths from the coronavirus Friday in the worst one-day toll anywhere around the world since the pandemic began, as experts said the country's epidemic could be nearing its peak.

Italy's dead overwhelm morgues as virus toll tops 8,000

Bergamo - An overwhelmed Italian city at the heart of the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday sent more of its dead to nearby towns for cremation as the country's world-leading toll topped 8,000.

Armani's Italian factories to make medical overalls

Rome - Fashion brand Armani said on Thursday it would start making single use medical overalls for hospital workers at all its Italian factories.

Fears on quarantined cruiser docked in Rome after virus case

Civitavecchia - A cruise ship carrying hundreds of quarantined international holidaymakers docked in virus-hit Italy Wednesday, after a woman who tested positive disembarked in Greece, sparking fears among those on board.

Italian village where virus is deadlier than war

Apo - The obituaries posted on a board where the newspapers might otherwise hang tell the story of an Italian village living through a disaster the mayor calls "worse than the war".

Coronavirus calls into question PSA-Fiat Chrysler merger

New York - Will they or won't they? On top of the massive economic damage, the coronavirus pandemic now is casting doubt over the pending merger between PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler (FCA), financial sources told AFP.

3-D printers help save lives from virus in Italy

Rome - They may not be a miracle cure or a vaccine, but respirator valves from 3-D printers have helped coronavirus patients breathe a little easer in the Italian epicentre of COVID-19.

Battered Italy sees rays of hope in grim death data

Rome - Italy's top coronavirus response official Tuesday attributed two successive declines in the daily death rate to a painful national lockdown that appeared to be finally bearing fruit.

German state to take in Italian virus patients

Berlin - Hospitals in the German state of Saxony will take on at least six Italian coronavirus patients who are unable to receive treatment in their own country, state premier Michael Kretschmer said Monday.

Italy police recycle oxygen canisters from virus victims

Bergamo - Police in the Italian city of Bergamo have brought much-needed help to people suffering from the coronavirus by redistributing oxygen cylinders used by people who did not survive the virus.

Italy sees second successive drop in virus deaths

Rome - Italy reported a second successive drop in daily deaths and infections from a coronavirus that has nevertheless claimed more than 6,000 lives in a month.

Italy sees signs of hope in 651 new virus deaths

Rome - Italian health officials voiced cautious hope Sunday after the coronavirus death toll edged down from the previous day's world record and the rate of infections slowed.

Italy shuts factories as daily toll nears 800

Rome - Italy on Saturday shut all non-essential factories after recording another record coronavirus toll that brought its fatalities to 4,825 -- over a third of the world's total and a grim reminder that the pandemic remains out of control.

Why Italy? The factors behind a coronavirus disaster

Rome - Why Italy?Loads of people have been wondering why the beautiful Mediterranean country has become the new epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic.

Italy's virus toll tops 4,000 after new one-day record

Rome - Italy reported a record 627 new coronavirus deaths Friday and saw its world-topping toll surpass 4,000, despite government efforts to stem the pandemic's spread.
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