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  • Civitavecchia, Roma, Italy
    Thursday Jan 30, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    The Costa Smeralda

    Civitavecchia, Roma, Italy
    Thursday Jan 30, 2020

    Outside Mainland China, some cruise ships were quarantined after passengers developed symptoms or tested positive for 2019-nCoV. The Costa Smeralda was quarantined on 30 January off Civitavecchia in Italy, after passengers developed flu-like symptoms – the quarantine was lifted when tests for the virus came back negative. Two further ships were quarantined on 5 February: Diamond Princess in the Port of Yokohama, Japan and World Dream, which returned to Hong Kong after being refused entry to Kaohsiung, Taiwan. In both cases, passengers and crew tested positive and the ships remained quarantined as of 6 February.




  • Italy
    Friday Jan 31, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Italy closed air traffic

    Italy
    Friday Jan 31, 2020

    On 31 January 2020, Italy closed all passenger air traffic between Italy and China and Taiwan. The Italian Civil Aviation Authority NOTAM says that effective 31 January, all passenger flights from China, including the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau, and Taiwan are suspended until further notice, on request of the Italian health authorities. Aircraft that were flying to Italy when the NOTAM was published, was cleared to land. On the same day, the WHO declared that the number of infected cases is 9826 and 213 confirmed death case




  • Lombardy, Italy
    Friday Feb 14, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Lombardy cluster

    Lombardy, Italy
    Friday Feb 14, 2020

    The Lombardy outbreak came to light when a 38-year-old Italian tested positive in Codogno, a comune in the province of Lodi. According to his wife, he had met an Italian friend who had returned from China on 21 January, who subsequently tested negative. On 14 February, he felt unwell and went to a doctor in Castiglione d'Adda. He was prescribed treatments for influenza.




  • Lombardy, Italy
    Sunday Feb 16, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Italy first virus spread

    Lombardy, Italy
    Sunday Feb 16, 2020

    On 16 February, as the 38-year-old man's condition worsened, he went to Codogno Hospital, reporting respiratory problems. Initially, there was no suspicion of COVID-19, so no additional precautionary measures were taken, and the virus was able to infect other patients and health workers. Later, the patient, his pregnant wife, and a friend tested positive. Three more cases were confirmed on the same day after the patients reported symptoms of pneumonia. Thereafter, extensive screenings and checks were performed on everyone that had possibly been in contact or near the infected subjects.




  • San Fiorano
    Tuesday Feb 25, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Italian Deaths

    San Fiorano
    Tuesday Feb 25, 2020

    On 25 February, an 84-year-old man from Nembro, a 91-year-old man from San Fiorano and an 83-year-old woman from Codogno died due to complications from the infections.




  • Italy
    Thursday Feb 27, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Italy Ministry of Health announced new guidelines

    Italy
    Thursday Feb 27, 2020

    The Ministry of Health announced new guidelines for reporting cases on 27 February in response to the previous blanket testing that caused case numbers to surge and inflamed public panic. It would no longer report asymptomatic cases (swabs taken from patients which tested positive but were not showing symptoms) which counted as 40 to 50% of all reported cases at the time. These people would undergo isolation at home and would be followed up with new tests until they were negative.




  • Italy
    Wednesday Mar 4, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Positive COVID-19 test for ministers

    Italy
    Wednesday Mar 4, 2020

    On 4 March, Emilia-Romagna's regional minister of health, Raffaele Donini, and minister for territories, Barbara Lori, were declared positive to COVID-19 test


  • Italy
    Sunday Mar 8, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Italian extended quarantine

    Italy
    Sunday Mar 8, 2020

    On 8 March, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte extended the quarantine lockdown, to cover all the region of Lombardy and 14 other northern provinces.


  • Italy
    Monday Mar 9, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    All sports postponed in Italy

    Italy
    Monday Mar 9, 2020

    On 9 March, Giovanni Malagò, president of the Italian Olympic Committee, announced that all sports events in Italy would be canceled until at least April 3. The ban does not cover Italian clubs or international games.


  • Torino, Italy
    Wednesday Mar 11, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Rugani tested positive

    Torino, Italy
    Wednesday Mar 11, 2020

    On 11 March, it was announced that Juventus and national team footballer Daniele Rugani has tested positive to COVID-19.


  • Italy
    Thursday Mar 19, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Italy overtakes China

    Italy
    Thursday Mar 19, 2020

    On 19 March, Italy overtook China as the country with the most coronavirus-related deaths in the world after reporting 3,405 fatalities from the pandemic.


  • Italy
    Thursday Mar 26, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Italy reach 10,000+ recovery

    Italy
    Thursday Mar 26, 2020

    As of 26 March 2020, there were 80,589 confirmed cases, 8,215 deaths and 10,361 recoveries in Italy, with the majority of those cases occurring in the Lombardy region.


  • Italy
    Saturday Apr 4, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Italian high Fatality Rate.

    Italy
    Saturday Apr 4, 2020

    As of 4 April, there were 119,827 confirmed cases, 14,681 deaths, and 19,758 recoveries in Italy, with the majority of those cases occurring in the Lombardy region. A CNN report indicated that the combination of Italy's large elderly population and the inability to test all who have the virus to date may be contributing to the high fatality rate.


  • Italy
    Saturday May 9, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Italy state in May 9

    Italy
    Saturday May 9, 2020

    As of 9 May, there were 217,185 confirmed cases, 30,201 deaths, and 99,023 recoveries in Italy, with the majority of those cases occurring in the Lombardy region.


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