Virginia Pietromarchi

Virginia Pietromarchi

Italy

For some elderly Italians, loneliness brings more fear than virus

More than 56 percent of coronavirus deaths have been people over 80, but for some, the sense of abandonment hurts most.

For some elderly Italians, loneliness brings more fear than virus

Coronavirus pandemic

Why is Italy's coronavirus fatality rate so high?

Italy toll due to demographics and how deaths are reported, but experts say other nations could soon be in its position.

Why is Italy's coronavirus fatality rate so high?

Coronavirus pandemic

Italy coronavirus deaths at 5,476 after 651 rise: Live updates

Death toll from coronavirus outbreak in Italy increases 13.5 percent as no sign of let up in killer contagion.

Italy coronavirus deaths at 5,476 after 651 rise: Live updates

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: France shuts most public places - Latest updates

France closes down most shops, restaurants and entertainment centres and asks people to stay home as much as possible.

Coronavirus: France shuts most public places - Latest updates

Coronavirus pandemic

Threat of coronavirus pandemic 'very real': Live updates

Total number of deaths in locked down Italy hits 463 with confirmed cases surpassing 9,000.

Threat of coronavirus pandemic 'very real': Live updates

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus quarantine hotel in China collapses: Live updates

Approximately 70 people are reportedly trapped in the collapsed hotel used for quarantine in the city of Quanzhou.

Coronavirus quarantine hotel in China collapses: Live updates

Coronavirus pandemic

Italy coronavirus death toll to 107, 3,089 cases: Live updates

The coronavirus outbreak outside China is deepening, but the WHO says the world's understanding of the virus is growing.

Italy coronavirus death toll to 107, 3,089 cases: Live updates

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus deaths in US rise to six: Live updates

Virus continues to spread around world with Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Indonesia among countries reporting first cases.

Coronavirus deaths in US rise to six: Live updates

Battle for Idlib

Turkey-Syria tensions escalate after troops killed: Live updates

Erdogan, Putin 'voice concern' over Idlib as Turkey says 33 of its troops were killed in Syrian government attacks.

Turkey-Syria tensions escalate after troops killed: Live updates

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus in Middle East: What you need to know

Coronavirus spreads to nine countries in Middle East, sending governments scrambling to contain outbreak.

Coronavirus in Middle East: What you need to know

Iran

Families of victims seek justice over plane shot down in Iran

Families of victims of downed plane sue Iran's government in Canadian court, seeking $1.1bn in compensation.

Families of victims seek justice over plane shot down in Iran

Iran

Iran's healthcare system threatened by US sanctions: Rights group

Washington's punitive economic measures make it difficult for Iranians to buy foreign-made drugs and medical equipment.

Iran's healthcare system threatened by US sanctions: Rights group