Tag Archives: Italy

Sweden avoids wide-reaching coronavirus lockdown, despite other countries' tougher actions

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Many people around the world are getting upset over government-overreach lockdowns brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Not in Sweden, though, the European country that seems to prefer freedom to safety. FILE – In this Saturday, April 4, 2020 file photo a couple hug and laugh as they have lunch ...

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Madrid to use ice rink as makeshift coronavirus morgue, officials say

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. Authorities in Spain will use an Olympic-size ice rink as a makeshift morgue for victims of the coronavirus until funeral homes can take them, officials said Monday. The repurposing of the 1,800-square-foot rink at Madrid’s Palacio de Hielo mall will be coordinated between the regional ...

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What are the restrictions in Italy after nationwide lockdown?

Italy extended its emergency coronavirus measures to the entire country on Monday, putting more than 60 million people on lockdown as it struggles to limit the spread of the virus. It is the worst-hit country outside of China and the first in Europe to put its entire population on lockdown. Nearly 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Italy on Monday ...

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Infections from coronavirus exceed 20K as China vows new measures to prevent spread

Coronavirus infection numbers have surpassed 20,000 on Tuesday, prompting President Xi Jinping to announce a “people’s war of prevention of the epidemic” while addressing China’s elite Politburo. Xi said on Monday that China must race against time to limit the spread of the virus and said those who neglect their duties will be punished, according to state broadcaster CCTV. Experts believe the highly transmissible disease will ...

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5 countries with the highest declining birthrates

Around the world, many nations are experiencing declining birthrates, a phenomenon that leads to a declining workforce able to support the older population. Yet the exact reasons for this trend, as well as governments’ efforts to reverse it, differ based on a country’s circumstances. Here are the top five countries with declining birthrates and what they are doing to address it: China In ...

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