COVID-19: Italy Extends Lockdown

Italy has extended its lockdown until Easter, but there is some hope as the country reports a declining infection rate. The number of new coronavirus infections reported on Monday, March 30, 2020, was 1,648 as opposed to 3,815 the previous day. The death toll, however, rose again, with 812 deaths reported, compared with 756 the […]

Italy Threatens Jail For Coronavirus Sufferers Violating Quarantine

Italy has announced strict new punishments ina bid to clamp down on the spread of the coronavirus in the country, including possible jail time for people who have the virus and violate quarantine. The new orders, published late Tuesday night, March 24, 2020, include, those who have tested positive and do not stay home could […]

COVID-19 Pandemic: Spain Emerges Second In Europe With 1,300 Deaths

Spain on Saturday, March 21, 2020, reported a 32 per cent spike in new deaths from the coronavirus, bringing the country total to 1,326 fatalities, the second-highest in Europe after Italy. The Health Ministry in a statement said the number of infections across the country also shot up to 24,926. The capital Madrid remains the […]

COVID-19 Pandemic: FG Issues Travel Ban On 13 Countries

The Federal Government has issued a travel ban on 13 countries over the spread of the Coronavirus. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha made the announcement at a media briefing on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, as he said it was part of measures to contain and manage the pandemic. The affected […]

COVID-19: Vatican To Hold Easter Celebrations Without Congregation

The Vatican has said its traditional Easter week celebrations would be held this year without worshippers due to the coronavirus. The Prefecture of the Pontifical Household said in a statement on Sunday, March 15, 2020, that “Because of the current global public health emergency, all the liturgical celebrations of Holy Week will take place without […]

Coronavirus: Italy Limits Travel, Bans Marriages, Funerals, Public Gatherings

Italy has placed restrictions on travels just as the government banned marriages, funerals and all public gatherings in order to curtail spread of the novel coronavirus that has hit the nation hard. The restriction which takes effect from Tuesday will run until April 3. The unprecedented measure were extended from several large areas of the […]

Coronavirus: Italy Closes Schools As Death Toll Rises To 107

Italy on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 closed all schools including Universities until March 15 2020 as the number of deaths from the new coronavirus in the Mediterranean country hit 107. The measure is the most restrictive response to COVID-19 of any European nation and tougher than the closure of schools, but not universities taken by […]

Pope Francis Tests Negative For Coronavirus After Suffering From Cold

Pope Francis, who is suffering from a cold, has tested negative for the coronavirus, an Italian newspaper reported on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 as Italy battles Europe’s worst outbreak. The pope cancelled a Lent retreat for the first time in his papacy this weekend, after axing all public meetings at the end of last week […]

“Key To Contain Coronavirus Is Breaking The Chains Of Transmission”

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, as said the key to containing Coronavirus is to break the chains of transmission. The WHO D.G also revealed that 24 cases of coronavirus have been exported from Italy to 14 Countries and about 97 cases exported from Iran to 11 Countries. In his […]

COVID-19 Cases Rise In Italy, With Children Among New Cases

An outbreak of coronavirus in northern Italy worsened on Wednesday, with more than 30 new cases confirmed in the two worst-hit regions and children found to have the illness for the first time. Officials in Lombardy, which includes Italy’s financial capital Milan, said cases had risen overnight to 259 from 240 on Tuesday, with four […]