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

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

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.

Gasping for air in Brescia, Italy's new virus epicentre

Gasping for air in Brescia, Italy's new virus epicentre

Nurses make up new intensive care beds as fast as possible, yet on they come, patients gasping their last in Brescia, the north Italian city ravaged by the coronavirus.

Italian daily coronavirus deaths jump 25% to 1,266

Italian daily coronavirus deaths jump 25% to 1,266

The death toll from coronavirus in Italy has jumped in the last 24 hours by 250 to 1,266, a rise of 25% and the largest increase in absolute terms since the start of the outbreak, the Civil Protection Agency said on Friday

Virus deaths soar in Italy, US deploys national guard

Virus deaths soar in Italy, US deploys national guard

Italians braced for a second day of national lockdown Wednesday after a sharp spike in coronavirus-related deaths, as New York deployed the National Guard to contain a disease that has sown worldwide panic.

Streets deserted as Italy imposes unprecedented coronavirus lockdown

Streets deserted as Italy imposes unprecedented coronavirus lockdown

Shops and restaurants closed, hundreds of flights were cancelled and streets emptied across Italy on Tuesday, the first day of an unprecedented, nationwide lockdown imposed to slow Europe's worst outbreak of coronavirus.

Italy in shock as north locked down to prevent spread of coronavirus

Italy in shock as north locked down to prevent spread of coronavirus

Italy ordered a virtual lockdown across much of its wealthy north on Sunday, including the financial capital Milan, in a drastic new attempt to try to contain a rapidly growing outbreak of coronavirus.

India's coronavirus cases rise to 28, including 16 Italians

India's coronavirus cases rise to 28, including 16 Italians

Sixteen Italians in India have tested positive for coronavirus, the Indian health minister said on Wednesday, as the total number of known cases in the country rose sharply to 28.

Gatherings banned, travel restricted as coronavirus cases grow worldwide

Gatherings banned, travel restricted as coronavirus cases grow worldwide

Leaders in Europe, the Middle East and the Americas rolled out bans on big gatherings and stricter travel restrictions as cases of the new coronavirus spread around the world.

Mexico confirms first coronavirus cases in two men returned from Italy

Mexico confirms first coronavirus cases in two men returned from Italy

Mexico's government said on Friday it had detected the first cases of coronavirus infection in two men who had recently traveled to Italy

Italy hosts summit with neighbouring countries on coronavirus crisis

Italy hosts summit with neighbouring countries on coronavirus crisis

Italy was due Tuesday to host a summit of health ministers from neighbouring countries to discuss a coordinated response to the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy.

Coronavirus spreads outside China, but 'world in Wuhan's debt' for its actions -WHO

Coronavirus spreads outside China, but 'world in Wuhan's debt' for its actions -WHO

Italy, South Korea and Iran reported sharp rises in coronavirus cases on Monday, but China eased curbs as the rate of infection there slowed and a visiting World Health Organization team said a turning point had been reached in the epicentre, Wuhan.

US students accused of Italy cop murder brace for trial

US students accused of Italy cop murder brace for trial

Two US students go on trial in Italy on Wednesday over the fatal stabbing last year of a policeman in Rome during a botched drug bust.