City at centre of Italy's COVID-19 tragedy works to heal 'deep scar'

BERGAMO, Italy (Reuters) – After months leading his city through one of Europe’s worst COVID-19 outbreaks, Giorgio Gori, mayor of the northern Italian town of Bergamo, says the worst of the health crisis may be past. The new challenge of rebuilding is just beginning. Once best known for the Renaissance-era architecture of its historic old town, which sits on a

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Gymnastics: Italian Marco Lodadio cultivates his garden to stay fit during coronavirus curbs

GROTTAFERRATA (REUTERS) – Gymnasts around the world have been trying to stay fit amid tough restrictions during the Covid-19 crisis, and Italy is no exception. With the country’s gym clubs and training facilities closed for more than two months as part of government measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus, gymnast Marco Lodadio, a silver medallist in the rings

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In Italy, support groups fear lockdown is silencing domestic abuse victims

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy has seen a sharp fall in official reports of domestic violence as it approaches a month under coronavirus lockdown, raising concern among some support groups that forced confinement is leaving victims struggling to seek help. Citing official data, a parliamentary committee into violence against women said last week that reports to police of domestic abuse dropped

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Italy coronavirus deaths hit 11,591 as top scientist says UK style lockdown isn’t working and families should separate – The Sun

CORONAVIRUS deaths in Italy rose to 11,591 today as experts fear lockdown measures used in European countries — including the UK — are not working. Now a prominent Italian scientist is calling on his government to change its strategy by separating people with suspected Covid-19 symptoms from their families. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news &

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