Tag archive for ‘Italy’
By admin On Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Italy latest EU govt to approve AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine for over-65s as efficacy fears subside

The Italian government has approved the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for people aged over 65, the health ministry has said, a month after Italy and other EU states barred the elderly from getting the jab amid efficacy More...

By admin On Monday, March 8th, 2021

Italy hits 100,000 Covid-19 deaths as new PM Draghi urges public to follow health measures amid ‘worsening’ emergency

More than 100,000 people have now died from Covid-19 in Italy, the health ministry said on Monday, as the country’s new prime minister, Mario Draghi, called on Italians to stick to the health measures to avoid More...

By admin On Saturday, March 6th, 2021

Ban vaccine export? We can do the same, French minister says, after Italy stopped AstraZeneca shipment to Australia

France could take a cue from Italy and ban the export of Covid-19 vaccines, the French health minister said. Italy blocked a shipment of AstraZeneca jabs to Australia under the EU’s anti-shortfall rules. “I More...

By admin On Friday, March 5th, 2021

London warns Italy export ban on Covid-19 vaccine to Australia ‘endangers global efforts to fight virus’

London has warned Brussels that export bans on Covid-19 doses to non-EU countries threaten the global jab rollout, after Italy stopped a shipment of AstraZeneca vaccine reaching Australia. “We are all dependent More...

By admin On Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Italy blocks 250,000 doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from reaching Australia in first for EU – reports

The Italian government has reportedly prevented a shipment of some 250,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University from leaving the country for Australia, in the first such action More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Italy shuts all schools in Covid-19 hotspots, toughens travel rules until after Easter amid spread of variants

The Italian government has ordered all schools to close in the areas with the highest Covid-19 infection rates as part of a series of new measures set to last until after Easter amid the threat of more contagious More...

By admin On Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Facebook fined €7 million in Italy after refusing to address user data concerns

Italy has fined Facebook €7 million ($ 8.5 million) after the social network company failed to address and rectify user data practices that were flagged as a concern in November 2018. The fine was issued by the More...

By admin On Saturday, February 13th, 2021

Italy Swears in New Cabinet After Weeks of Turmoil

ROME (Sputnik) – Former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi was sworn in on Saturday as prime minister of Italy’s new unity government, after the 17-month-old cabinet of his predecessor collapsed More...

By admin On Saturday, January 30th, 2021

Italy set to announce easing of Covid-19 restrictions despite warnings from experts – reports

The Italian government is reportedly set to announce an easing of Covid-19 restrictions in certain regions despite warnings from health experts that it is too soon to relax measures designed to control the spread More...

By admin On Monday, January 25th, 2021

Italy sends Pfizer ‘formal notice’ to follow through on Covid vaccine delivery commitments

The Italian government has sent US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer a letter of notice to meet its contractual obligations for supplying the Covid-19 vaccine it is producing together with BioNTech. “The State Attorney More...