James Mackenzie

City at centre of Italy's COVID-19 tragedy works to heal 'deep scar'

15 May 2020

BERGAMO, Italy After months leading his city through one of Europe's worst COVID-19 outbreaks, Giorgio Gori, mayor of the northern Italian town of Bergamo, says the worst of the health crisis may be past. The new challenge of rebuilding is just beginning. | Video

Lombardy becomes latest Italian region to start own coronavirus tests

23 Apr 2020

MILAN The northern Italian region of Lombardy, at the epicentre of Europe's worst coronavirus outbreak, began an antibody testing programme on Thursday as it prepared to start opening up its economy following weeks of lockdown. | Video

Italy starts to look ahead to 'phase two' as COVID-19 death toll slows

06 Apr 2020

MILAN Italy reported its lowest daily COVID-19 death toll for more than two weeks on Sunday as authorities began to look ahead to a second phase of the battle against the new coronavirus once the lockdown imposed almost a month ago is eventually eased.

Number of coronavirus intensive care patients in Italy drops for first time

05 Apr 2020

MILAN Italy reported its lowest daily rise in COVID-19 deaths for nearly two weeks on Saturday and said the number of patients in intensive care had fallen for the first time.

Coronavirus deaths in Italy overtake China as economic damage mounts

22 Mar 2020

LONDON/MILAN The world's richest nations poured unprecedented aid into the global economy on Thursday as coronavirus cases ballooned in the new epicentre Europe, with the number of deaths in Italy outstripping those in mainland China, where the virus originated. | Video

UPDATE 4-Italy passes China's coronavirus death toll, prepares to extend lockdown

20 Mar 2020

* Government set to prolong April 3 school shutdown (Adds government sending in medical reinforcements)

Italy's coronavirus toll surges as worries grow over hospitals

16 Mar 2020

MILAN Italy recorded 368 more deaths from the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, its biggest one day rise, amid growing concern about the ability of its strained health system to cope with the relentless increase in new cases.

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