Italy was the first European country to be hit by the pandemic and imposed a strict two-month lockdown, which paralysed much of the country's economic activity. As a result, the country is set for a drop in GDP of between nine and 13 percent.
Former US diplomat Matthew Bryza says US President Donald Trump can "learn something" from President Erdogan as Turkey planned ahead for the pandemic.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says any restart would have to be gradual, and companies would have to introduce strict health safety measures before opening their doors.
Italy began testing people after diagnosing its first local patient on February 21 in Codogno, Lombardy, but scientists say virus had been around, unnoticed, for weeks.
Covid-19 patients in Italy's virus epicentre of Lombardy were transferred to nursing homes by an official resolution with catastrophic consequences.
The official global death toll has crossed 148,000, a number considered to be on the conservative side for myriad reasons ranging from a shortage of tests to only hospital deaths being counted.
EU countries take preventive measures to bar people from unauthorised trips during the holiday, which coincides with rates of coronavirus infection slowing in many countries.
Yes, Covid-19 originates in China, but it’s globalisation that took the virus on a world tour.
Tourist revenue trumped public health in this alpine playground that helped spread coronavirus to several European nations.
Social distancing imposed by most countries means burials are only attended by one or two family members. As patients with Covid-19 are treated in total isolation at hospitals, many of them die without a chance to say goodbye to family and friends.
The high amount of coronavirus casualties in Italy has compounded the already short supply of Muslim burial spots.
Guidelines in Italy require hospitals to limit the number of people admitted for treatment.
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