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Italian coronavirus deaths rise to 21, positive cases 821

Four more people have died in Italy from coronavirus, the civil protection agency said on Friday, bringing the total to 21, while the number of those testing positive for the illness jumped to 821 from 650 the day before, Reuters reports. …

Israel confirms coronavirus in man who returned from Italy

Israel confirmed on Thursday that a man who had recently returned from Italy tested positive for coronavirus and said it was barring entry to non-Israelis who had visited Italy in the past two weeks, Reuters reports. The man had flown …

Europa League match to be played behind closed doors

Inter Milan have confirmed that its Europa League match against Ludogorets will be played behind closed doors as authorities try to contain the novel coronavirus. The Italian government is moving toward having other matches played …

Two killed as train derails near Milan - media

A high-speed train derailed near the northern Italian city of Lodi this morning, interrupting traffic on the line between Milan and Bologna, police said. At least two carriages overturned at around 5.35am this morning as the train …

Versace renounces use of kangaroo leather

The Italian fashion house Versace will no longer use kangaroo leather in its products, according to media reports. The decision was taken some time ago, affecting the fashion brand’s 2019 collection, but only came to light …

Lavrov holds meeting with Italian PM Conte

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held talks with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Rome. Lavrov conveyed to the Italian premier best wishes from Russian President Vladimir Putin. …