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Italy to set up virtual pavilion on Alibaba e-commerce platform

3:19pm GMT

ROME Italy on Monday signed a partnership with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group to build a virtual store for Italian products, in a move aimed at boosting business-to-business (B2B) exports amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Italy approves latest stimulus package to help pandemic-hit business

21 Nov 2020

ROME Italy's government has approved a new package worth around 10 billion euros ($11.9 billion) to support businesses hit by the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Italy's PM Conte warns of lowkey Christmas as COVID cases pick up

19 Nov 2020

ROME Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte warned Italians on Thursday they would have to shun "hugs and kisses" at Christmas to help contain the coronavirus, as the country struggles to curb a surge in deaths and infections.

Southern Europe rues exodus of doctors, nurses as coronavirus surges

19 Nov 2020

BARCELONA/ROME Thirty-year-old Pep Iglesies emigrated to Canada from Spain in August for a new job that is much like his old one – taking care of coronavirus patients and working as a cardiologist.

Coronavirus infections surge in Italian jails: guards' union

12 Nov 2020

ROME COVID-19 is spreading rapidly through Italian jails, a prison guard union said on Thursday, urging the government to do more to contain the outbreak.

Video of dead man in hospital lavatory highlights COVID crisis in Italy's south

12 Nov 2020

NAPLES, Italy The health crisis in Italy's third largest city Naples is out of control, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Thursday, after a video was posted on social media showing a corpse sprawled in a hospital lavatory.

Italy extends tougher COVID-19 curbs to Tuscany, four other regions

09 Nov 2020

ROME Italy ramped up coronavirus restrictions in Tuscany and four other regions, effective on Wednesday, to rein in the second wave of the pandemic, a health ministry source said on Monday.

Italy locks down financial capital Milan and much of industrial north

04 Nov 2020

ROME Italy's latest restrictions to try to rein in the coronavirus include a partial lockdown of its richest and most populous region Lombardy around the financial capital Milan, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday.

Italy prepares new coronavirus curbs as deaths surge

03 Nov 2020

ROME Italy on Tuesday reported 353 COVID-related deaths, the highest daily figure since May 6 and up from 233 on Monday, the health ministry said, as Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte prepares new curbs to tame the surge in infections and deaths.

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