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Italy's virus deaths plunge to lowest since March 19

Italian officials said Sunday they may soon have to consider easing restrictions after seeing the daily coronavirus death toll plunge to its lowest in over two weeks. The 525 official COVID-19 fatalities reported by the civil protection service were the Mediterranean country's lowest since 427 deaths were registered on March 19. "The curve has started its descent and the number of deaths has started to drop," Italy's ISS national health institute director Silvio Brusaferro told reporters.

Walmart will limit customers and create one-way traffic inside its stores
Walmart will limit customers and create one-way traffic inside its stores

The megastore chain said the changes are necessary to keep shoppers and employees safe from coronavirus.

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Italy's Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses That of China

The death toll from Wuhan coronavirus in Italy has surpassed the number of reported deaths in China, marking a new milestone in the coronavirus pandemic.Italy reported 427 new deaths from the coronavirus on Thursday, with a total of 3,405 to China's 3,245, according to Reuters.Italy now has 41,035 confirmed cases of coronavirus. The country remains on lockdown with travel restrictions between provinces as authorities struggle to contain the spread of the illness.Most of Italy's cases are centered in the country's northern Lombardy region, home to the city of Milan. Videos shot by townspeople in Bergamo, near Milan, showed Italian soldiers arriving in a column of military vehicles to...

Italy overtakes China
Italy overtakes China's coronavirus death toll

Italy on Thursday overtook China's coronavirus death total and braced for an extended lockdown that could see the economy suffer its biggest shock since World War II. The Mediterranean country's toll reached 3,405 after it recorded 427 new deaths on Wednesday. China has officially reported 3,245 deaths since registering the first case at the end of last year.

Coronavirus: State Department will warn Americans not to travel abroad, come home if overseas
Coronavirus: State Department will warn Americans not to travel abroad, come home if overseas

The U.S. State Department is set to issue its highest advisory for Americans traveling abroad Thursday, urging them to return home because of the coronavirus.

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Don't want to fly during coronavirus crisis? Don't rush to cancel that ticket. Here's why

When airlines cancel a flight, passengers are eligible for a refund. But if the flight isn't canceled, you may only get a travel credit.

State Department will reportedly tell Americans abroad to immediately return home
State Department will reportedly tell Americans abroad to immediately return home

The State Department reportedly wants every American out of the country to return home.As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the world and the U.S., the State Department is preparing to issue the strongest travel advisory it can, two individuals familiar with the decision told Politico Thursday. It'll tell Americans abroad to either return to the states or prepare to shelter in place - a Level 4 advisory, those sources said.China and Mongolia are currently the only countries subject to a State Department level 4 travel advisory due to spread of the new coronavirus. The rest of the world is under a level 3 global health advisory, which suggests travelers reconsider their plans. The...

Why Russia and Saudi Arabia Are In a Battle Royal Over Oil Prices
Why Russia and Saudi Arabia Are In a Battle Royal Over Oil Prices

The Saudis, in response to slowing demand for oil, wanted to cut production further to keep prices stable. The Russians adamantly disagreed.

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Letters to the Editor: It's obscene for ICE to arrest immigrants during the coronavirus pandemic

It doesn't make anyone safer for ICE to arrest and possibly deport immigrants while the COVID-19 pandemic rages on.

Biden's Three-State Win Puts Nomination Out of Sanders's Reach

(Bloomberg) -- Joe Biden's decisive victories in Florida, Illinois and Arizona Tuesday effectively put the Democratic nomination out of reach for Bernie Sanders.The former vice president won all three states by wide enough margins that he now has a majority of all delegates pledged so far, and more than

Johnson Sidelines Subpoena Vote, Says He Will Directly Target U.S. Consulting Firm Linked with Burisma
Johnson Sidelines Subpoena Vote, Says He Will Directly Target U.S. Consulting Firm Linked with Burisma

Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) decided on Wednesday to drop a subpoena of a former Ukrainian embassy official as part of an ongoing probe into Burisma and the Bidens, saying instead that he would "go straight to the source" and subpoena Blue Star Strategies, the U.S. firm which lobbied on behalf of Burisma.Citing "an abundance of caution" and "time for you to receive additional briefings," Johnson told his colleagues in a letter on Wednesday that he would "postpone" the vote to subpoena Andrii Telizhenko, who worked for Blue Star."While we work through those questions, at the suggestion of both Republican and Democrat Committee members, we will...

Fox News guest and pro-Trump leader claims coronavirus is
Fox News guest and pro-Trump leader claims coronavirus is 'actually hard to get' by pointing to himself

"People become near hysterical when they feel like they could get this virus very easily," the GOP operative said on Fox News.

American on lockdown in Italy:
American on lockdown in Italy: 'It's surreal. It's dystopian.'

"The only way to stop this virus is to limit contagion," Cristina Higgins, who urged people to heed warnings about the virus in a widely shared Facebook post, told NBC News.


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