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    Coronavirus: Italy records 168 deaths in 24 hours — highest single toll since outbreak

Coronavirus: Italy records 168 deaths in 24 hours — highest single toll since outbreak

Italy has reported 168 deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours -- setting a new record as the highest single toll since the outbreak began in December 2019. This development is coming a few days after the Italian government locked down the entire northern region which has a population of 16 million people to check the spread of the disease. The [...]

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    Italy quarantines 16m people as coronavirus death toll hits 366

Italy quarantines 16m people as coronavirus death toll hits 366

Italian authorities on Sunday locked down the entire northern region which has a population of 16 million to check the spread of coronavirus. The death of the disease rose from 233 on Saturday to 366 on Sunday. According to the country's civil protection agency, the total number of infections also moved up from 5, 883 to 7,375. Officials were quoted as saying [...]

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    Coronavirus fears prompt Italy to ban kisses, handshakes

Coronavirus fears prompt Italy to ban kisses, handshakes

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    Coronavirus: Italy ‘likely’ to ban fans from Serie A games for a month

Coronavirus: Italy ‘likely’ to ban fans from Serie A games for a month

Vincenzo Spadafora, Italy's sports minister, says Serie A games may be played behind closed doors for a month, as the country struggles to control the coronavirus outbreak. Spadafora disclosed this to reporters on Wednesday, outside the Italian government's headquarters of Palazzo Chigi in Rome, when asked if the government was thinking of barring fans. "We are heading towards that decision," Skysports quoted him [...]

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    Pope ‘tests negative’ for coronavirus

Pope ‘tests negative’ for coronavirus

Pope Francis has reportedly tested negative to coronavirus — shortly after he cancelled a Lent retreat for the first time over ill health. The pontiff had prayed for coronavirus patients on Ash Wednesday and took time to shake hands with worshippers at the St Peter's Square in the Vatican city. He was later reported to have fallen ill prompting the cancellation of a [...]

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    Italian minister contracts coronavirus

Italian minister contracts coronavirus

Alessandro Mattinzoli, Lombardy regional minister for economic development, has tested positive to coronavirus. Lombardy, a region in northern Italy, is the most affected by COVID-19 in the country. Following Mattinzoli's positive diagnosis, Attilio Fontana, Lombardy's governor, quarantined himself. Fontana said all the 17-member Lombardy local government will undergo medical screening for the disease. With 34 deaths and 1,694 confirmed coronavirus cases, Italy has the worst [...]

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    Juventus v Inter Milan among five Serie A matches postponed over coronavirus

Juventus v Inter Milan among five Serie A matches postponed over coronavirus

About five Seria A matches scheduled for this weekend have been called off amid the coronavirus fear. A potential title showdown between Juventus and Inter Milan, which was supposed to have been played behind closed doors, was among the games that were postponed. Other games called off are AC Milan v Genoa, Parma v SPAL, Sassuolo v Brescia, all scheduled for Sunday, [...]

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    Italian-Nigerian footballer contracts coronavirus

Italian-Nigerian footballer contracts coronavirus

King Paul Akpan Udoh, Italian-Nigerian player, has become the first footballer to be infected with coronavirus . King Paul currently plies his trade with Pianese, an Italian Serie C side. The Pianese forward was diagnosed of the disease on February 27, and he has been quarantined. The 22-year-old started his career with Reggiana before moving to Juventus in 2011 where he was loaned [...]

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    Coronavirus halts ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ filming in Italy

Coronavirus halts ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ filming in Italy

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    Italy records ‘over 100 cases’ of coronavirus — biggest in Europe

Italy records ‘over 100 cases’ of coronavirus — biggest in Europe

Italy recorded more than 100 cases of coronavirus on Sunday, making it the biggest outbreak in Europe. In a press conference, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced "extraordinary measures" to tackle the spread of the disease. The measures were imposed after the first two deaths were recorded in northern Lombardy and Veneto areas of the country. A 77-year-old woman died on Saturday near Codogno [...]

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    Italy to cut number of senators from 315 to 200 to save cost

Italy to cut number of senators from 315 to 200 to save cost

Italy's parliament has approved slashing the number of its members by 37 percent. The BBC is reporting that Italy's lower house passed a new law to cut the number of representatives in both chambers “to save cost”. The law, passed on Tuesday, will see the number of parliamentarians in the lower house reduced from 630 to 400 while senators will be reduced [...]

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    ’19 arrested’ as police crack down on Nigerian mafia in Italy

’19 arrested’ as police crack down on Nigerian mafia in Italy

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    Are you a farmer? Here’s how you can access up to $1m loan

Are you a farmer? Here’s how you can access up to $1m loan

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has launched a multi-million euro fund which provides loans and equity investments for rural small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs), farmers' organisations, agricultural entrepreneurs and rural financial institutions across the globe. The agribusiness capital (ABC) fund launched during IFAD’s annual general council meeting in Rome, Italy, seeks to mobilise 200 million euros from investors [...]

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    World Cup Special: Throwback to Nigeria’s first appearance

World Cup Special: Throwback to Nigeria’s first appearance

  In a matter of weeks, the Super Eagles will join other countries to participate in the FIFA World Cup, their sixth appearance at the mundial since making a debut in 1994. The Nigerian team, formerly known as Green Eagles, surprised the footballing world in its World Cup debut by defeating a star-studded Bulgarian squad with big names like Nasko Petkov Sirakov, Ivaylo Stoimenov [...]

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    Pope baptises illegal Nigerian migrant who foiled robbery at Italian shop

Pope baptises illegal Nigerian migrant who foiled robbery at Italian shop

John Ogah, an illegal Nigerian migrant adjudged a hero after foiling a robbery at an Italian shop, has been baptised by Pope Francis. In September 2017, Ogah earned the admiration of many after he confronted an armed robber who had stolen some money from a supermarket located in Rome's Centocelle neighbourhood. Prior to that, the 31-year-old left Nigeria for Libya, in 2014, [...]

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    Nigerian-born Iwobi becomes first black senator in Italy

Nigerian-born Iwobi becomes first black senator in Italy

Toni Iwobi, a Nigerian IT entrepreneur who has spent 38 years in Italy, has become the first black senator in the European country. He was elected in the industrial city of Brescia in northern Italy. "Friends, it is with great emotion that I inform you that I was elected senator of the Republic!" he said in a statement. "After over 25 years of battles in [...]

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