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COVID-19 claims over 15,000 lives in Italy, ICUs see first drop of patients

Rome: The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed over 15,000 lives in locked-down Italy, as the total number of infections, fatalities and recoveries has risen to 124,632, according to the fresh data released by the country’s Civil Protection Department on Saturday. Speaking during a televised press conference, Civil Protection Department Chief Angelo Borrelli confirmed that there were […]

British doctor dies of coronavirus

London: Amged El-Hawrani, an ear, nose and throat trainer at Queen’s Hospital Burton in Staffordshire, died with coronavirus in the UK on Sunday. In a statement, his family said he was “incredibly strong” and “compassionate”, the BBC reported. “His greatest passions were his family and his profession, and he dedicated his life to both”, they […]

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With 969 deaths in one day, Italy’s tally crosses 9,000 mark

Rome: The cumulative number of coronavirus cases in Italy reached 86,498 on Friday, exceeding the total figure registered in China, according to data by the Civil Protection Department coordinating the national emergency response. The pandemic also claimed 969 lives, a new single-day record high in fatalities registered here since the outbreak hit the country’s northern […]

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Prince Charles declared COVID-19 positive

London:¬†Britain’s Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus, but is “otherwise in good health”, his spokesman said on Wednesday, The Prince of Wales, 71, is “displaying mild symptoms, but otherwise remains in good health”, the spokesman said, reported the BBC. The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus, he […]

Italy registers 69,176 coronavirus cases, 743 new deaths

Rome: The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 6,820 lives in locked down Italy as of Tuesday with the cumulative total number reaching 69,176, according to new data released by the Civil Protection Department. Speaking at a televised press conference, Civil Protection Department Chief Angelo Borrelli said Italy reported 5,249 new cases of coronavirus and 743 new […]

Italy COVID-19 deaths surge by 793 in a day

Rome:¬†Italy has recorded 793 new deaths from coronavirus, a one-day record that saw the country’s toll rise to 4,825, 38.3 per cent of the world’s total. Despite extensive measures to prevent the disease from spreading, Italy remains the worst affected country in Europe. The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections rose by 6,557 to 53,578, reported […]

COVID-19: French researcher reports successful drug trial

Paris: Amid the novel coronavirus scare around the world, a French researcher has reported successful trial of a new treatment line for COVID-19, with early tests suggesting it can stop the virus from becoming contagious in just six days. According to, Professor Didier Raoult from hospital l’Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire (IHU Mediterranee), put up a video […]