Birthday celebration in makeshift Italian Army field hospital offers glimmer of hope
"We are going in the right direction and we must not change our strategy in the least. The return to normality will be a gradual process," said top Italian health official Franco Locatelli.
Experts in Italy and elsewhere say that a lack of adequate personal protective equipment for health care workers has led to many contracting the virus while caring for infected patients.
What do two Americans who are classical musicians do while quarantined in their newly adopted home in Italy? Play a nightly concert on their balcony, of course. It's a gift for their Italian neighbors, but they also have a strong message for Americans, too.
"Why isn't our government doing anything?"
"President Trump was the first world leader to take definitive action early," Peter Navarro said.
A fully-working prototype was tested in the Chiari Hospital and proven to be effective, although the Italian start-up has stressed online that the design remains an "uncertified biomedical device."
Don Giuseppe Berardelli, 72, reportedly died after insisting that the potentially life-saving ventilator parishioners purchased for him be used on a younger COVID-19 patient instead.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues, with confirmed cases now surpassing 307,000 globally, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The European country recorded the world's deadliest 24-hour period of coronavirus-related fatalities Saturday, prompting additional draconian lockdown restrictions.
Sun Shuopeng's comments came on the same day that Italy surpassed China, where the virus originated, as the country with the most deaths from the virus.
Marcello Natali, 57, had been hospitalized in Cremona when he developed double pneumonia. He had no underlying health conditions.
More than 43,000 people have been charged in Italy for breaking the restrictions announced by prime minister Giuseppe Conte.
According to researchers, authorities were able to prevent new infections with tough quarantine measures and strict testing on residents, whether they displayed symptoms or not.
Newsweek senior editor Kenneth R. Rosen fled from Europe to the U.S., escaping one quarantine and landing in another.
The government hopes the move will help ease hospitals and medical staff who have been pushed to the limit by the pandemic in Europe's worst affected country.
An Italian man is facing up to 12 years in prison after he hid his coronavirus symptoms in order to get a rhinoplasty, infecting multiple doctors and nurses.
"We're going to look at all other options," Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
While the country is under quarantine, Italians have taken to their balconies to sing together—but they weren't singing "Roar" or "I Rise."
"We really need to lean into protecting our most vulnerable—people with chronic and severe medical conditions, especially the elderly because we know that they are most at risk," Surgeon General Jerome Adams said.
Italy's drastic measures are not an overreaction. President Donald Trump and Congress must do even more to protect the American public and economy.
My famously vivacious country is eerily silent. This is what a nationwide quarantine feels like: we are at war, not with another country, but with a virus.
On Wednesday, the Italian soccer club, A.S. Roma announced it was not traveling to Spain to play its game against Sevilla because their plane was not authorized to land in the country.
"We just try to make ourselves useful," Dr. Daniele Macchini wrote.
American Airlines and British Airways have suspended certain international flights.
Ahead of the country-wide lockdown announcement, airlines already started giving customers options to change their travel plans.
Earlier this month, the head of the Catholic church tested negative for coronavirus and he made the plea to his clergy during a livestreamed mass from within the Vatican.
Sassuolo forward Francesco Caputo unveiled the message written on a sheet of paper following his goal against Brescia on Monday.
The new decree, which will go into effect Tuesday local time, will require most individuals in Italy to refrain from traveling.
I cannot remember in my lifetime such concern about a public health matter in the UK. But our prime minister is merely reacting to events instead of showing leadership.