Italy makes face masks mandatory outdoors as coronavirus cases climb

ROME — Italy on Wednesday made it mandatory to wear face masks outdoors nationwide in an effort to reduce rising COVID-19 infections, the health ministry said after the cabinet agreed … Read More

No evidence of coronavirus becoming less severe: WHO, experts say

World Health Organization experts and a range of other scientists said on Monday there was no evidence to support an assertion by a high-profile Italian doctor that the coronavirus causing … Read More

Italy’s nursing homes struggle to survive after thousands died from coronavirus

Italy’s nursing homes, ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic which claimed the lives of thousands of residents, face financial pressures that threaten to put many out of business and create a … Read More

Italy questions what went wrong as coronavirus measures begin to ease

As Italy prepares to emerge from the West’s first and most extensive coronavirus lockdown, it is increasingly clear that something went terribly wrong in Lombardy, the hardest-hit region in Europe’s … Read More

Lifting coronavirus restrictions won’t be easy

Some sheriffs in Washington state, Michigan and Wisconsin said they won’t enforce stay-at-home orders. Angry protesters demanding the lifting of restrictions marched in Alabama, North Carolina and Missouri with signs like “Enough is enough.” And Wisconsin Republicans asked the state’s high court to block an extension of the stay-at-home order there.

One will live, one will die: How Canada is preparing for tough coronavirus choices

There is one ventilator, two people. The first person is a 12-year-old with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The second person is 74 years old and has … Read More

Spain’s coronavirus death toll surpasses China as world struggles with containment

The death toll in Spain from the coronavirus shot up by more than 700 on Wednesday, surpassing China and is now second only to Italy as the pandemic spread rapidly … Read More

Dolphins return to Italy’s coast amid coronavirus lockdown: ‘Nature just hit the reset button’

Amid the bad news following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic, some things happen to be looking up in Italy. Wildlife that typically kept away from the Italian coast … Read More

Engineers 3D-print patented valves for free to save coronavirus patients in Italy

An engineering company in Italy is saving lives and risking a future lawsuit by 3D-printing an expensive — and patented — medical valve needed to treat victims of COVID-19, the … Read More

Italy rushes 10K medical students into service during coronavirus outbreak, scrapping final exams

Left with no choice amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, Italy is rushing 10,000 medical students into service, axing their final exams. The country has been hit the hardest by COVID-19 outside … Read More

American coronavirus cases are where Italy was 2 weeks ago: U.S. surgeon general

The U.S. surgeon general said Monday that the number of coronavirus cases in the United States has reached the level that Italy recorded two weeks ago, a sign that infections … Read More

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