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.
The Chinese consumer electronics company Xiaomi donated the masks as a token of gratitude for letting the electronics company settle in and feel "deeply integrated" after arriving in the European country two years before.
Francesco Basentini, head of Italy's prison administration, confirmed in a TV interview that three prisoners died inside a jail during the riot.
While Italy introduced the strict measures the outbreak of COVID-19 continued to ease in China.
The woman is among the over 120 people in the U.S. to have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The woman, who recently returned from northern Italy, said doctors told her she likely has the COVID-19 virus but she can't be tested as she is not in a high-risk category.
The pontiff was unable to attend a Lent retreat near Rome with senior Vatican officials.
South Korea is now reporting the second highest number of confirmed cases outside China, while the death toll in Italy has nearly doubled within a day.
More than 50,000 residents in the northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto are on lockdown.
The archives, which open on March 2, chronicle a fraught period for the Vatican, during which time it remained silent about the Holocaust.
More than 50,000 people have been asked to remain shuttered inside their homes.
Food lovers will need to be quick in bagging a seat at one the retailer's pop-up restaurants as numbers are limited.
Around 6,000 passengers aboard the Costa Smeralda have been locked down in the Italian port of Civitavecchia.