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From TheJournal.ie Italy passes Chinese Covid-19 cases as 969 more deaths announced Coronavirus

Italy passes Chinese Covid-19 cases as 969 more deaths announced

The worldwide death toll climbed to more than 24,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.

From TheJournal.ie EU leaders fail to agree a Covid-19 stimulus package Eurozone

EU leaders fail to agree a Covid-19 stimulus package

“We cannot make the same mistakes of the 2008 financial crisis,” Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez warned.

From TheJournal.ie Italy shuts all non-essential factories as death toll rises by almost 800 in a day New Measures

Italy shuts all non-essential factories as death toll rises by almost 800 in a day

The Italian leader stressed that groceries and pharmacies would still remain open.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Italy's death toll rises by 793 in 24 hours Lombardy

Coronavirus: Italy's death toll rises by 793 in 24 hours

The total number of fatalities in the northern Lombardy regions around Milan surpassed 3,000.

From TheJournal.ie Italian brewer in Lombardy: 'The main lie we have seen is that the virus can only be dangerous for the elderly' Covid-19

Italian brewer in Lombardy: 'The main lie we have seen is that the virus can only be dangerous for the elderly'

A brewer in Codogno, Lombardy – ‘the Wuhan of Italy’ – has advice for Irish people on how to view the threat of the virus.

From TheJournal.ie Italy death toll rises to 3,405, overtaking China Covid-19

Italy death toll rises to 3,405, overtaking China

China has officially reported 3,245 deaths.

From The42 World Rugby U20 Championship in Italy set to be cancelled Off

World Rugby U20 Championship in Italy set to be cancelled

The competition was scheduled to take place in Northern Italy this summer.

From TheJournal.ie Italian army trucks in Bergamo remove bodies from packed morgue to crematoriums Coronavirus

Italian army trucks in Bergamo remove bodies from packed morgue to crematoriums

The Ansa news agency reports that the vehicles were needed because there were no spaces available in local cemeteries.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a bit of solidarity but it's also a bit of craic': Irish in Italy connect through Whatsapp during lockdown Morale Boost

'It's a bit of solidarity but it's also a bit of craic': Irish in Italy connect through Whatsapp during lockdown

Italy has been on lockdown since Monday to try stem the spread of coronavirus.

From TheJournal.ie 'Everything will be OK': Italians beat coronavirus isolation by singing to each other from their windows Gone Viral

'Everything will be OK': Italians beat coronavirus isolation by singing to each other from their windows

Videos of the phenomenon have gone viral on social media.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 around the world: Over 1,000 deaths in Italy, Brazil's Bolsonaro tested for disease Coronavirus

Covid-19 around the world: Over 1,000 deaths in Italy, Brazil's Bolsonaro tested for disease

President Bolsonaro’s communications director has tested positive for Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Italy to close all shops except pharmacies and food stores as lockdown continues Coronavirus

Italy to close all shops except pharmacies and food stores as lockdown continues

The move comes after the World Health Organization declared the spread of coronavirus Covid-19 a pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: How can Ireland stop an Italy-style spread of coronavirus? Podcast

The Explainer: How can Ireland stop an Italy-style spread of coronavirus?

How is it spreading so fast there?

From The42 'There's literally police patrolling the streets... Rugby is irrelevant at this point' Lockdown

'There's literally police patrolling the streets... Rugby is irrelevant at this point'

Irish players Ian Nagle and Mick Kearney were lucky to get out of Italy before the lockdown.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not a total lockdown, really': Life in Milan during the Covid-19 outbreak Coronavirus

'It's not a total lockdown, really': Life in Milan during the Covid-19 outbreak

Irish student Megan has been staying indoors in Milan since last week.

From TheJournal.ie Flight refunds and travel insurance - what are you entitled to if you had booked a trip to Italy? Travel Advice

Flight refunds and travel insurance - what are you entitled to if you had booked a trip to Italy?

The Irish government has changed its advice to suggest avoiding all travel to Italy.

From The42 Uefa dismisses reports that they have received requests to postpone Euro 2020 Nothing To See Here

Uefa dismisses reports that they have received requests to postpone Euro 2020

The tournament is still set to go ahead in Rome later this summer.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are not to blame each other': Italian Ambassador says authorities there did everything to contain virus Coronavirus

'We are not to blame each other': Italian Ambassador says authorities there did everything to contain virus

Italian authorities have put the country into lockdown with more than 9,000 confirmed cases.

From TheJournal.ie Aer Lingus and Ryanair suspend all Italian flights amid country's lockdown measures Coronavirus

Aer Lingus and Ryanair suspend all Italian flights amid country's lockdown measures

The Aer Lingus suspension kicks in tomorow, while Ryanair’s will be in place from midnight 13 March.

From TheJournal.ie 'Do not travel': Irish government upgrades Italy travel advice to highest possible warning level Coronavirus

'Do not travel': Irish government upgrades Italy travel advice to highest possible warning level

The development puts Italy in the same category as countries like Afghanistan and Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: How Italy became the epicentre for coronavirus in Europe, and what we can learn Coronavirus

Covid-19: How Italy became the epicentre for coronavirus in Europe, and what we can learn

Over 9,000 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Italy since 21 February.

From TheJournal.ie Italian prime minister extends lockdown to entire country in bid to tackle Covid-19 outbreak Coronavirus

Italian prime minister extends lockdown to entire country in bid to tackle Covid-19 outbreak

Italy has seen the worst outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Europe to date.

From The42 Pro14 facing cancelled games as Italy gets set to suspend all sport Doubt

Pro14 facing cancelled games as Italy gets set to suspend all sport

Munster could lose out on crucial match points as a result.

From TheJournal.ie Six prisoners in Italy die from methadone overdoses during protest over Covid-19 measures Coronavirus

Six prisoners in Italy die from methadone overdoses during protest over Covid-19 measures

Family visits were restricted to prevent transmission in prisons, causing increased tensions.

From The42 Ireland's Six Nations clash with France in Paris has been postponed CONFIRMED

Ireland's Six Nations clash with France in Paris has been postponed

The decision has been made due to fears over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

From TheJournal.ie Italy now has the second most Covid-19 deaths and cases in any country worldwide Coronavirus

Italy now has the second most Covid-19 deaths and cases in any country worldwide

The death toll from the disease in Italy has nearly tripled since yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Number of UK cases jumps to 273 Covid-19

Coronavirus: Number of UK cases jumps to 273

A quarter of the Italian population has been put under lockdown.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: 'Do not travel' to Lombardy and other isolated Italian regions, DFA warns Coronavirus

Covid-19: 'Do not travel' to Lombardy and other isolated Italian regions, DFA warns

The new advice was issued today by the Department of Foreign Affairs.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: 42 new cases confirmed in UK, as Pope Francis to hold Sunday prayer by livestream Coronavirus

Covid-19: 42 new cases confirmed in UK, as Pope Francis to hold Sunday prayer by livestream

In Greece, a row has erupted over whether to cancel Holy Communion, while China has just 99 new confirmed cases of Covid-19.

From The42 ‘Six Nations has been undermined even further by postponements’ Fixture Chaos

‘Six Nations has been undermined even further by postponements’

Eddie O’Sullivan believes re-fixing Italy games was only call to make – but says structure of tournament remains deeply flawed.

From The42 Six Nations 'fully intends' to complete championship as Italy v England postponed BACKLOG

Six Nations 'fully intends' to complete championship as Italy v England postponed

Meanwhile, Munster and Connacht have seen Pro14 visits to Italy postponed.

From The42 Andy Farrell's Ireland training against Ulster to keep sharp for Six Nations Opposition

Andy Farrell's Ireland training against Ulster to keep sharp for Six Nations

Dan McFarland’s side will provide opposition at today’s session.

From The42 Six Nations to postpone Italy-England match in Rome Covid-19

Six Nations to postpone Italy-England match in Rome

There was an option to play the fixture behind closed doors, but organisers have moved to postpone it until later in the year.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 in Italy: All schools and universities to close until mid-March, sports events to take place without fans until April Coronavirus

Covid-19 in Italy: All schools and universities to close until mid-March, sports events to take place without fans until April

Government ministers met to discuss measures this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair to cut 25% of Italian short-haul flights for three-week period in response to Covid-19 Cancellations

Ryanair to cut 25% of Italian short-haul flights for three-week period in response to Covid-19

The cancellations will occur between Tuesday 17 March and Wednesday 8 April.

From The42 Ireland still waiting for clarity on Italy game rescheduling with October a possibility New Plans

Ireland still waiting for clarity on Italy game rescheduling with October a possibility

Andy Farrell’s squad will train next week even without a game to play.

From The42 Governments will step in and make call on Italy-England game Big Call

Governments will step in and make call on Italy-England game

March 14 game between the two countries remains on for now – but the Italian and British governments will have the final say.

From TheJournal.ie Countries around the world are assessing Covid-19's impact on St Patrick's Day celebrations Not Going Green

Countries around the world are assessing Covid-19's impact on St Patrick's Day celebrations

In some countries, St Patrick’s Day events have already been cancelled.

From The42 Ireland v Italy off - so what happens next? Analysis

Ireland v Italy off - so what happens next?

The decision to postpone next month’s Six Nations match will cause chaos with the rugby calendar. Deciding when to play it again is just one of the big problems rugby’s top brass have to solve.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: Department of Foreign Affairs urges people not to travel to 11 Italian 'red zones' Red Zones

Covid-19: Department of Foreign Affairs urges people not to travel to 11 Italian 'red zones'

There has been an increase in the number of confirmed cases in Italy

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