Italy coronavirus death toll could be 19,000 higher than reported

Italy coronavirus death toll could be 19,000 higher than reported

By AFP ROME: Italy’s death toll from the novel coronavirus in March and April could be nearly 19,000 higher than the official figure of 32,000, the national social security agency said Thursday. The Istituto Nazionale della Previdenza Sociale (INPS), the largest social security and welfare institute in Italy, said in a new study that the official death figures were not “reliable”. Its study showed that 156,429 total deaths were recorded in Italy in March and April, which is 46,909 higher than the average number of fatalities in those months recorded…

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Italy records 153 new COVID-19 deaths, confirmed positive cases at 224,760

Italy records 153 new COVID-19 deaths, confirmed positive cases at 224,760

By Associated Press MILAN: Italy recorded the lowest number of deaths in a 24-hour period since early in its coronavirus lockdown at just 153. That brings the total in the epidemic to 31,763, the civil protection agency reported on Saturday. The last time the death count was that low was March 9, the day after the nationwide lockdown was announced. The number of confirmed new infections rose by 875 for a total of 224,760, while the number of currently infected dropped to just over 70,000. Source link

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COVID-19 lockdown: Italy to lift travel restrictions from June 3

COVID-19 lockdown: Italy to lift travel restrictions from June 3

By IANS ROME: The Italian government has signed a decree that will allow travel to and from the country from June 3, as it moves to ease its coronavirus lockdown measures, it was reported on Saturday. The decree was signed by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Friday and published early on Saturday, the BBC reported. It will also allow travel between the regions, which has so far been tightly restricted, from the same day. Italy, one of the worst affected nations in the world, was the first country in Europe…

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Italy fears second coronavirus wave after gradual lockdown reopening

Italy fears second coronavirus wave after gradual lockdown reopening

By Associated Press ROME: Italian experts are warning a second wave of coronavirus infections will most certainly accompany Italy’s gradual reopening from Europe’s first lockdown. They are calling for intensified efforts to identify possible new victims, monitor their symptoms and trace their contacts Dr. Silvio Brusaferro, president of the Superior Institute of Health, briefed a Senate committee on Tuesday about the next phase of Italy’s coronavirus pandemic. He joined experts a day after 4.4 million Italians went back to work and restrictions on personal movement were eased for the first…

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COVID-19: Italy eases long lockdown, leaders push vaccine effort

COVID-19: Italy eases long lockdown, leaders push vaccine effort

By Associated Press ROME: Millions of people were allowed to return to work in Italy on Monday as Europe’s longest lockdown started to ease, while countries from Iceland to India took a patchwork of steps to loosen coronavirus restrictions. Businesses including hairdressers in Greece and restaurants in Lebanon were opening their doors under new conditions. With pressure growing in many countries for more measures to restart the economy, politicians also were trying to boost funding for research into a vaccine for COVID-19. There are hopes that one could be available…

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