After 84 days of closure due to the new coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) pandemic, the Colosseum Archaeological Park in Rome was reopened to the public on Monday. “We are reopening a symbol. A symbol of Rome, a symbol for Italy,” said Alfonsina Russo, director of the Colosseum’s archaeological park.
Italians will be allowed to travel to other EU countries as from June 3, the government announced Friday night, and other Europeans will be able to enter Italy from the same day. There will also no longer be a quarantine period for people entering Italy. The announcement was made by the country’s Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte.
European engineers have proposed a solution that will help the Rover not to loose power in the infinite darkness of the moon’ polar craters. The project is under contract with the European Space Agency, an intergovernmental organization of 22 member states dedicated to the exploration of space. Established in 1975 and headquartered in Paris, ESA has a worldwide staff of about 2,200 in 2018 and an annual budget of about €6.68 billion in 2020.
Italy recorded 243 new deaths from coronavirus on Friday, bringing the total death toll to 30,201. The death toll per day decreased from 274 on the previous day. The number of new infections confirmed yesterday was 1,327, a slight decrease. The total number of infected people has reached 217,185.
The Italian government and the country’s Bishops Conference today signed a protocol on the resumption of masses from May 18. However, the use of masks are still required and social distancing will continue to be observed. Bishops have been critical of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s measures, arguing that “freedom of worship “was being curtailed.
In a clear example of a return to life in the shadow of the Coronavirus, Portugal begins easing lockdown procedures on Monday, as it reopens some small shops, hairdressing salons and car parks. However, the Portuguese will have to adhere to strict social distancing rules. Protective masks are also mandatory in shops and centers of public services and transport.
Italy’s Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, announced that he would relax the regulations imposed in the country seven weeks ago against the new coronavirus. The country reported 260 deaths on Sunday, the lowest number of deaths per day since mid-March. Mr. Conte said he would loosen regulations from May 4 and allow a small number of people wearing masks to visit relatives.
As coronavirus continues to be on the forefront of the news, many nations and their citizens are wondering what comes next from an economic prospective. Many workers have been laid off and one of the hardest hit is the service industry. Additionally, it is highly likely the European Union will have a lasting recession, which will turn into hyperinflation by fall.
Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced that the lockdown that has been implemented from March 9 to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus will be gradually relaxed from May 4. Conte promised “a serious, scientific plan” that would include a “rethinking of modes of transport.”
Coronavirus has been on the forefront of the majority news outlets around the world. Currently, there are over 2.4 million cases around the world and over 165,000 deaths.
A majority of countries are starting to slowly reopen their economies and ease their state of emergency restrictions. US President Donald Trump announced over the weekend a reopening strategy with phase 1 and phase 2. In the US governors are the ones who will decide when to reopen individual states for business. Japan is quite the opposite and only now declared a State of Emergency and a mandatory quarantine.
The Italian city of Venice slowly crept back to life after more than a month of total confinement. Bookstores, stationery stores, children’s clothing stores and others reopened from Tuesday, but only for two days a week. The crystal clear and clean canals and the silence of the streets surprised Venetian residents.
Coronavirus continues to the major issue facing the world, with Spain reopening its economy and China as well. However, China is reporting new cases of so called reinfection, but claims the virus has been reimported. At this time there are claims of three types of coronavirus roaring around the globe. The numbers of infected is close to 2 million with over 100,000 deaths reported.
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As the Easter weekend approaches, more than 100,000 deaths have occurred in the new coronavirus epidemic worldwide. According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, the number of diagnoses worldwide has increased to 1.7 million, and the total number of deaths exceeds 102,000, of which nearly 70% are from Europe.
The number of infected and mortality form the coronavirus continue to rise. Thus far, the COVID-19 pandemic around the world has not been contained. However, according to Chinese media Wuhan is lifting its restrictions and starting Wednesday April 8th the high speed trains will start running again.
Coronavirus continues to be a global pandemic. Many nations imposed quarantines and are dealing with a shortage of medical supplies. As of April 7th, the death toll around the world is over 79,000. One of the hardest hit and less prepared is Italy. The Italian media admited recently that their coverage of doom and gloom may have contributed to mass hysteria and fear in the nation.
They were greeted as heroes. Fifty-two Cuban doctors, who who landed at the airport in Milan, were greeted with applause, and even tears, by Italians. From Milan, doctors immediately went to Cremona, and other cities in the Lombardy region, to help Italian colleagues fight the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic of coronavirus.
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Italy has recorded 712 new deaths due to coronavirus infection in one day. On Wednesday, 683 coronavirus deaths were recorded in the country. The information is courtesy of the latest figures from the Italian authorities published on Thursday. Thus, a total of 8,215 people have died in Italy as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Spain surpassed China’s death toll from coronavirus Wednesday, trailing only Italy. The death toll has increased by 498 over the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths in Spain to 4,145. China reported a total of 3,287 deaths as of Thursday, with Italy recording a total so far of 8,215.
The United States Department of Justice has indicted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for “narcoterrorism.” The US Attorney General William Barr made the announcement on Thursday. The United States has also promised a bounty of up to $15 million for information leading to the arrest of Maduro, as announced by the US State Department.
The situation around the globe pertaining to coronavirus continues to escalate. The number of infected continues to rise, including the death toll. At this time, even high ranking politicians are testing positive for COVID-19, the latest being Senator Rand Paul in the US, who tested positive on March 22. As everyone is aware by now, the coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China. Due to the Chinese regime’s failure to identify and contain the virus immediately, the virus spread around the world. Additionally, nations around the globe did not suspend travel in time and it became a full blown pandemic.
A sharp increase in the number of coronavirus deaths continues in Spain. On Sunday, the country’s Ministry of Health announced that 394 people with coronavirus had been confirmed dead in the last 24 hours. It is the highest number of deaths recorded in Spain in a single day.
According to the Italian authorities, Italy has so far registered 3,405 deaths from the new coronavirus. The number of deaths caused by the new coronavirus in Italy surpassed China on Thursday, where the outbreak began. In China— considering the whole country— the total number of victims is 3,245.
The world faces the corona virus epidemic and with the help of God soon will be found medicine and a vaccine which will make Corona virus like other plagues and epidemics past history. The more recent epidemics, to mention The Spanish Flu in 1918, killed millions, the Hong Kong Flu in 1968 killed 1,000,000, HIV Aids which began in the Congo has killed millions.
Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said 52 Indian students and one teacher had returned from Tehran and Shiraz, in Iran. The aircraft carrying the 53 passengers arrived at Jaisalmer Airport, in Rajasthan. All were rushed to the Army Wellness Center after a preliminary examination. Jaishankar said the Embassy officials and Iranian officials in Iran had worked very hard to get them back to India.
The new coronavirus pandemic continues to have a huge impact on the U.S. economy. The Federal Reserve announced on Sunday that it would lower the benchmark interest rate to the range of 0% to 0.25%. In addition, the Federal Reserve will also launch a $700 billion quantitative easing measure to reduce the impact of the new coronavirus epidemic on the economy.
British Foreign Secretary Matt Hancock said that as the epidemic is getting worse, the elderly and vulnerable groups need to be “protected through self-isolation.” So far, more than 1,100 people have been diagnosed in the UK, and the death toll among infected people has risen to 21.
The Ukrainian government has instructed several ministries to ensure the immediate evacuation of Ukrainian citizens from Italy, which is affected by a coronavirus pandemic. This was stated in a press release issued by the government, distributed on Saturday, March 14.
The government of Uruguay announced the partial closure of borders, the suspension of public shows and preventively declared the “health emergency” after the detection of four positive cases of COVID-19. Regarding the measures to be adopted, there will be a mandatory 14-day quarantine for passengers from countries declared “at-risk” or symptomatic.
On the same day that the World Health Organization officially announced the new coronavirus epidemic entered a “global pandemic”, US President Donald Trump announced a 30-day ban on all European and American travel, except the UK. In addition, he also criticized the European Union for not trying to control the epidemic as quickly as possible, saying that the case of community infection in the United States was caused by Europe.
The Italian Government has announced that it would provide €25 billion to fight the epidemic caused by the new coronavirus (Covid-19), which has already left more than 600 dead in the country. The announcement was made today by the Italian prime minister, Giuseppe Conte. Of the amount, approximately half will be used for emergencies, while the other half would be used for possible future needs in the country.
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Wuhan Tuesday, the epicenter of the outbreak of the new coronavirus. His stated reason for the unannounced trip was “inspection of the epidemic prevention and control work.” During the trip, Xi will meet with medical personnel, military personnel, social workers, law enforcement officials, volunteers, officials, as well as hospital patients and local residents.
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer refused to shake hands with Chancellor Angela Merkel today, at a time when the number of cases of coronavirus in the country has risen to at least 150. When Merkel reached out to greet Seehofer at a meeting on migration in Berlin, he smiled disarmingly and held both his hands back. Merkel nonetheless took the snub in good faith, withdrawing her hand as they both burst into hearty laughter.
Pope Francis coughed several times during the Angelus prayers in St. Peter’s Square and explained that due to “cold” he would not attend a five-day event in Alicia, south of Rome. The Pope made another public appearance this Sunday in St. Peter’s Square, praying for Angelus.
Pope Francis has canceled all public engagements for the second day in a row. He is reported to be working from home due to a mild ailment. This is according to a statement issued by the Vatican. He attended Ash Wednesday service earlier this week at St Peter’s Basilica and was in high spirits despite a mild cough. In his youth, the pontiff lost part of his lung due to an illness.
As fears of the continued global spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to drive financial markets to new lows, savvy investors should take note of the excellent opportunities that this massive global sell-off is creating.
The World Health Organization on Coronaviruses:
“Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.”
Italy has rolled out stringent emergency measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The country has the most serious outbreak in Europe. The total number of infected people has surpassed the 400 mark. This is a 25 percent increase in just 24 hours. Most of the reported cases are in Lombardy and Veneto.
More than 1,000 guests have been quarantined at a hotel in Tenerife after an Italian doctor and his wife were found to be infected with coronavirus. The doctor had flown in from Lombardy, a region that has experienced a surge in Covid-19 cases in the past week. He has been quarantined at a local hospital and will undergo additional tests to make sure that the initial results were accurate. His wife is also in isolation and being treated at the facility.
Earlier this week, European Economic Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni asked international leaders not to panic over the coronavirus development in Italy. Speaking after a conference with E.U. financial leaders in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, he expressed confidence that the issue would be resolved in due time.
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The Italian Senate voted on Wednesday to authorize the opening of a lawsuit against Matteo Salvini, leader of the extreme right-wing Liga party and former Interior Minister, for blocking more than 100 migrants in the Mediterranean. Salvini is accused of “abuse of power and kidnapping of people,” a crime punishable by up to fifteen years in prison, and which would bar him from holding public office.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday, declared the coronavirus an international public health emergency following the outbreak of the disease, first reported in the city of Wuhan, China, in December 2019. “We don’t know what sort of damage this virus could do if it were spread in a country with a weaker health system,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Russia will host Fayez al-Serraj and Khalifa Haftar in Moscow in an attempt to achieve peace in Libya. According to Russian news, Haftar is already in Russia. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, who is a Turkish politician and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey since 24 November 2015, is expected to join them. Hakan Fidan is a retired Turkish army sergeant, teacher, diplomat and the head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization. he is expected to attend as well. Hulusi Akar is the current Turkish Minister of Defense and a former four-star Turkish Armed Forces general who served as the 29th Chief of the General Staff. He will be arriving with al Serraj for the talks. Observers from Egypt and United Arab Emirates will be in attendance. The latest development is that Haftar left without signing any type peace resolution.
There has been a tug of war for geopolitical influence and attempts to disrupt the already established balance throughout 2019. We also saw the formation of interesting and very invasive social media polices around the globe. Hence, there were ramifications and changes to the social media landscape:
- France implementing new measures to track and monitor the social media of its citizens.
- Russia is working to complete their digital iron curtain.
- China implementing draconian verification process impacting social credit and privacy.
- UK to ruthlessly start collecting DNA.
- We’ve also seen the rise of deep fake technology that could have a great impact on the US 2020 Presidential elections as well as on the global scale.
Let’s look at the world’s main players and regions:
The European Space Agency (ESA) announced a budget increase to $15.866 billion. The expansion of the budget was finalized on November 28. The ESA is an intergovernmental organization of 22 member states dedicated to the exploration of space. Established in 1975 and headquartered in Paris. The national bodies who sit on ESA’s governing council are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
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