Gulf Times - Italy
'We have to eat': Sicily police crack down on looting

'We have to eat': Sicily police crack down on looting

Police with batons and guns have moved in to protect supermarkets on the Italian island of Sicily after reports of looting by locals who could no longer afford food.

Italy, Spain suffer record virus deaths as infection rate surges

Italy, Spain suffer record virus deaths as infection rate surges

Italy has logged a shocking spike in its already staggering coronavirus death toll, with officials warning the peak of the crisis was still days away, as the global infection rate surges relentlessly upwards.

Italy, Spain suffer record virus deaths

Italy, Spain suffer record virus deaths

Italy Friday recorded the most daily deaths of any country since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and Spain had its deadliest day

Italy records almost 1,000 virus deaths in one-day record

Italy records almost 1,000 virus deaths in one-day record

Italy recorded a shocking spike in coronavirus deaths Friday with 969 new victims, the worst daily record for any country since the pandemic began.

Italy has not reached coronavirus contagion peak - national health chief

Italy has not reached coronavirus contagion peak - national health chief

Coronavirus infections in Italy have not reached their peak, the head of the country's national health institute said on Friday, the day after more than 6,150 people tested positive and 712 died in single 24-hour period.

Italy's medics at "end of our strength" as they too fall ill

Italy's medics at "end of our strength" as they too fall ill

At Italy's Oglio Po hospital, 25 out of 90 doctors are infected with the coronavirus, compounding the strain faced by a health system overwhelmed by the world's second biggest outbreak.

Coronavirus death toll in Italy's Lombardy jumps by 546 in a day

Coronavirus death toll in Italy's Lombardy jumps by 546 in a day

The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in the northern region of Lombardy, which has borne the brunt of Italy's contagion, has risen by 546 in a day to 3,095

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.