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Italy announces fresh restrictions to combat a surge in coronavirus cases

Italy announces new measures to combat a surge in coronavirus cases by closing gyms, swimming pools, cinemas and theatres. While restaurants, bars and cafes must stop table service at 6pm and offer only take-away until midnight. Contact sports are prohibited. However, shops and most businesses will remain open. The government has warned that the rise […]

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Coronavirus reached Italy in December 2019, months before 1st case: Study

Coronavirus was already present in two large cities in northern Italy in December, over two months before the first case was detected, a national health institute study of waste water has found. Researchers discovered genetic traces of Sars-CoV-2 — as the virus is officially known — in samples of waste water collected in Milan and […]