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An Italian woman living in an area badly impacted by coronavirus admits: ‘We expected other countries that are much closer to China to be in this situation before us so we just joked about it’

When the coronavirus outbreak was reported in Wuhan, most people in Italy didn’t take the threat too seriously because China is “far, far away” and the infection itself seemed like the flu, Isabella Castoldi, a resident of Florence, Italy, said. But as the COVID-19 virus reached Europe, people went from […]
An Italian woman living in an area badly impacted by coronavirus admits: ‘We expected other countries that are much closer to China to be in this situation before us so we just joked about it’
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About 50 inmates escaped from Italian prisons as the coronavirus triggered riots and brought the country’s criminal-justice system to a halt

Italy on Sunday put the northern region of Lombardy and 14 nearby provinces at the centre of the country’s coronavirus outbreak on lockdown. The restrictions, later expanded throughout the country, included the limiting or suspension of prisoners’ ability to have family visits. Tension over this move, combined with the knowledge […]
About 50 inmates escaped from Italian prisons as the coronavirus triggered riots and brought the country’s criminal-justice system to a halt
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The healthcare system in Italy’s Lombardy region is so strained from the new coronavirus that officials are asking doctors to come out of retirement and nursing students are being fast-tracked to graduation

Officials in the Lombardy region of Italy are looking to pull in retired doctors and nursing students who are close to graduating to combat the massive number of COVID-19 patients in the region, the Associated Press reported Monday. Over half of the more than 2,000 confirmed new coronavirus infections in […]
The healthcare system in Italy’s Lombardy region is so strained from the new coronavirus that officials are asking doctors to come out of retirement and nursing students are being fast-tracked to graduation