US COVID-19 deaths exceed 14,600, second-highest in world after Italy

US COVID-19 deaths exceed 14,600, second-highest in world after Italy

WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday (Apr 8) surpassed 14,600 COVID-19 deaths, the second-highest in the world after Italy. The pandemic has now claimed the lives of at least 14,695 people in the United States, which leads the world in the number of confirmed...
Italy injects record US$430b into pandemic-hit economy

Italy injects record US$430b into pandemic-hit economy

ROME: Italy on Monday (Apr 6) unveiled a record 400 billion euro (US$430 billion) stimulus to help businesses hurt by a month-long national lockdown that is like to run on for many more weeks. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told the nation to be patient in the face of...
Italy cheers first drop in critical virus patients

Italy cheers first drop in critical virus patients

TROME: Pandemic-hit Italy cheered Saturday (Apr 4) after seeing its number of intensive care cases for the coronavirus that stretched its healthcare system to breaking point drop for the first time. Even some of the most cautious health officials seized on the figures...