Italy's north returns to lockdown as dissent grows
Italy's northern regions began a month-long lockdown Friday and the country braced for a new curfew, as the government tries to stem a surge in coronavirus cases despite signs of growing unrest.
Italy to impose anti-virus night curfew
Italy's prime minister has signed a decree to enforce a nationwide night curfew from 10 pm on Thursday as he tries to halt the resurgence of coronavirus, media reported.
Italy PM resists pressure to impose national lockdown
Italy's prime minister Giuseppe Conte resisted pressure to impose a new economically-damaging national lockdown on Monday despite spiking virus cases, instead proposing a regional approach that would target the hardest-hit areas. Reports had suggested Conte would push for a nationwide 9:00 pm curfew during a speech in parliament, but he said such measures would need…
Safe school reopening 'top priority' for Italy's Conte
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte vowed Monday that making schools safe from the coronavirus was Italy's "top priority", as millions of pupils get ready to return to class in two week's time.
Italy PM says virus state of emergency may be extended
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Friday it was possible a state of emergency triggered by the coronavirus crisis could be extended beyond the end of the month.
Italian PM wants 'more guarantees' before Serie A return
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Saturday said he needs "more guarantees" before the green light can finally be given for the resumption of Serie A after a two-month...
Confusion as Italy prepares to ease lockdown
Italy was spending its last day in total lockdown Sunday, but the partial easing of strict coronavirus measures after a two-month shutdown was causing anxiety and confusion rather than elation.
Conte apologises to Italians as lockdown nears end
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte apologised to Italians on Friday for their economic hardships and promised a brighter future once the lockdown lifts. Italy will begin to emerge from the world's longest coronavirus shutdown on Monday and see whether two months
Italy faces record recession as pandemic bites
The Italian government on Thursday announced a slew of new measures to save its struggling economy amid fears the coronavirus pandemic could force a contraction of more than 10 percent of gross domestic product this year.
Italy's bishops attack Conte for extending ban on mass
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte came under attack on Monday from Italy's Catholic bishops and even some of his own cabinet members...