Italy

Italy

Republic in Southern Europe

Italy is a country that is part of the European Union, with over 61 million inhabitants. Italy is a constitutional parliamentary democracy.

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January 24, 2020

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By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press
September 24, 2020
Houston Chronicle
LONDON (AP) - Britain bungled its response to the coronavirus the first time around. Now many scientists fear it's about to do it again. The virus is on the rise once more in the U.K., which has recorded almost 42,000 COVID-19 deaths, with confirmed daily infections hitting a record-high 6,634 on Thursday, though deaths remain far below their April peak. The surge has brought new restrictions on daily life, the prospect of a grim winter of mounting deaths - and a feeling of deja vu. "We didn't react quick enough in March," epidemiologist John Edmunds, a member of the government's scientific advisory committee, told the BBC. "I think we haven't learnt from our mistake back then and we're, unfortunately, about to repeat it." The U.K. is not alone in seeing a second wave of COVID-19. European countries including France, Spain and the Netherlands are struggling to suppress rising outbreaks while limiting the economic damage. But Britain's pandemic response has revealed a roster of weaknesses, including unwieldy government structures, a fraying public health system, poor communication by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government and a reluctance to learn from other countries. "We have to ask why a country with such reputed health and intelligence institutions has been so incapable of combating the COVID pandemic," Gus O'Donnell, the former head of Britain's civil service, said Thursday. He said British politicians had "over-promised and under-delivered." Like many other countries, apart from Asian nations hit by past outbreaks of the SARS and MERS coronavirus illnesses, Britain was unprepared for the pandemic. Britain quickly approved a test for COVID-19, but lacked the lab capacity to process those tests. That meant attempts to locate,...
Jedidajah Otte
September 13, 2020
the Guardian
Leaked documents reveal backlog of 185,000 swabs and tests sent abroad for processing
IANS
September 2, 2020
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The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 25.6 million, while the deaths have increased to over 855,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University
IANS
September 1, 2020
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The US accounted for the worlds highest number of cases and deaths at 6,028,617 and 183,579 respectively, according to the CSSE
IANS
August 31, 2020
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The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 25.1 million, while the deaths have increased to over 845,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University
Ben Doherty
August 30, 2020
the Guardian
Police guard the Reichstag building in Berlin as protesters tried to storm in at the end of a demonstration against coronavirus restrictions on Saturday. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images
IANS
August 29, 2020
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Brazil came in the second place with 3,804,803 infections and 119,504 deaths
IANS
August 28, 2020
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The deaths have increased to over 829,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University
IANS
August 27, 2020
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The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 24 million mark, while the deaths have increased to over 824,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University
IANS
August 26, 2020
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China and Italy should build on the good momentum of their joint fight against the Covid-19 pandemic to push for new developments in their bilateral relations, Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said.
IANS
August 26, 2020
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The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 23.8 million, while the deaths have increased to over 818,000 according to the Johns Hopkins University
IANS
August 25, 2020
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The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 23.5 million, while the deaths have increased to over 811,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University
IANS
August 24, 2020
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The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 23.3 million, while the deaths have increased to over 807,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University
Oliver Smith
August 23, 2020
The Telegraph
A handful of European countries could be removed from the UK's shrinking quarantine-free list as new cases rise across the continent.
IANS
August 22, 2020
@bsindia
As of Saturday morning, the total number of cases stood at 22,864,873 and the fatalities rose to 797,787, the Universitys Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed
AFP
August 21, 2020
CTVNews
Exports of Italian wine are drying up as the coronavirus batters demand on a level not seen for 30 years, the agricultural trade union Coldiretti said on Friday.
Martin Farrer
August 21, 2020
the Guardian
Travellers wear protective gear agianst the threat of coronavirus as they arrive in Los Angeles from New York. Photograph: Ringo Chiu/ZUMA Wire/REX/Shutterstock
BS Web Team
August 19, 2020
@bsindia
Read more about World Photography day: Understanding the world of 2020 through pictures on Business Standard. Here's a look at what the world has weathered so far through pictures
Oliver Smith
August 18, 2020
The Telegraph
Croatia looks likely to be dumped from the UK's quarantine-free list this week unless new Covid-19 cases fall significantly in the next few days.
Rachel Avery
August 18, 2020
The Telegraph
Is it still worth going abroad despite travel restrictions?
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