The sombre gesture was commonplace across Italy on Tuesday (March 31) as mayors across the country drew their flags to half mast and stood in silence to honour those who have died in the coronavirus pandemic.
From one of the main epicentres in the capital of Lombardy--Milan, down to the south of country in Sicily, community leaders stood wearing sashes in front of their mayoral offices.
Italy, is the world's hardest hit country in terms of number of deaths from COVID-19 and accounts for more than a third of all global fatalities.
Its total death tally has risen to 11,591 since the outbreak emerged in the country's northern regions.
But the head of Italy's national health institute also said on Tuesday that the number of deaths could be underestimated in the official figures.
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Britain will end coronavirus quarantines for people arriving in England from more than 50 countries, including Germany, France, Spain and Italy - but not the United States - the British government said on Friday. Francis Maguire reports.
The British Government’s decision-making on setting up air bridges has been “shambolic”, First Minster Nicola Sturgeon said.UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps earlier revealed quarantine restrictions for people returning to or visiting England from destinations such as Spain, France, Italy and Germany will be lifted from July 10.But speaking during the Scottish Government’s coronavirus briefing, Ms Sturgeon criticised the “shifting sands” of the UK policy and a lack of consultation.
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Italian tax police arrested 13 people, including executives of the Italian units of Germany's Siemens and France's Alstom, in an investigation into alleged bribery relating to Milan subway contracts, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Ciara Lee reports
A fasting-mimicking diet could be more effective at treating some types of cancer when combined with vitamin C, suggests a new study conducted by the scientists from USC and the IFOM Cancer Institute in Milan. In studies on mice, researchers found that the combination delayed tumour progression in multiple mouse models of colorectal cancer; in some mice, it caused disease regression. The results were published in the journal Nature Communications. The researchers said that while fasting remains a challenging option for cancer patients, a safer, more feasible option is a low-calorie, plant-based diet that causes cells to respond as if the body were fasting. Their findings suggest that a low-toxicity treatment of fasting-mimicking diet plus vitamin C has the potential to replace more toxic treatments. The scientists believe cancer will eventually be treated with low-toxicity drugs in a manner similar to how antibiotics are used to treat infections that kill particular bacteria, but which can be substituted by other drugs if the first is not effective.
Dozens of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean have tested positive for coronavirus while being held on a quarantine ship off the southern Italian coast, Sicily's regional president Nello Musumeci said on Wednesday. Emer McCarthy reports.