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US News Coronavirus: when Brussels apologizes to Italy

20:40  03 april  2020
20:40  03 april  2020 Source:   liberation.fr

Italy coronavirus deaths rise by 756, lifting total death toll to 10,779

  Italy coronavirus deaths rise by 756, lifting total death toll to 10,779 HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/ITALY-TALLY (URGENT):Italy coronavirus deaths rise by 756, lifting total death toll to 10,779The number of fatalities, by far the highest of any country in the world, account for more than a third of all deaths from the infectious virus worldwide.

An ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a novel infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

Frankly speaking, Brussels is not doing enough. At the very first moment, Italy was practically alone against the virus. Many said it was all because of the Italian Brussels has indeed ramped up its efforts, suspending the bloc’s strict Stability and Growth Pact regulating budgetary policy among others.

Italy is on the front line against the coronavirus, and its toll is the heaviest in the world, since it amounted to 13,915 deaths on Thursday. Containment measures in effect since March 9 are expected to remain in place until May 1 - the government has already announced this week that they will continue until April 13. "I do not believe that this situation (...) will improve by May 1. We must be extremely rigorous," said Friday the director of civil protection, Angelo Borrelli, at the microphone of the RAI.

Critics have multiplied in recent weeks in Italy in the face of the lack of medical aid from the countries of northern Europe against the pandemic. This indifference was coupled with a subsequent refusal by the bloc countries, led by Germany, to envisage a joint issue of so-called "coronabond" sovereign bonds.

Coronavirus: more than 65,000 dead worldwide, Italy has the heaviest death toll

 Coronavirus: more than 65,000 dead worldwide, Italy has the heaviest death toll © AFP Employees of a funeral home in Mulhouse in France, recover the coffin of a patient who died of Covid-19 in l Mulhouse hospital, April 5, 2020 At least 65,272 people have died of Covid-19 worldwide according to an AFP report established at Sunday at 11:00 GMT. Italy remains at the top of the countries with the most deaths. The United States has the highest number of cases.

As of Monday, there are 55 confirmed coronavirus cases in Serbia, which has a population of seven million. Two of the patients are in serious condition. The virus has also reached other Balkan nations with the exception of Montenegro.

Brussels hopes the move will convince the bloc to keep its internal borders open. African countries have also ordered numerous measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus . Coronavirus : The consequences for tourism. Italy increasingly sealed off. In order to reduce the spread, the border into

Mea culpa

So much so that Brussels made its mea culpa Thursday ... The President of the European Commission on Thursday apologized to Italy for the lack of solidarity from Europe in dealing with the crisis. In a letter published in the Italian daily 'La Repubblica', Commission President Ursula von der Leyen regrets that too many EU countries were too focused on their own problems at the start of the pandemic.

"They did not realize that we could only overcome this pandemic together, as a union. This was harmful and could have been avoided," she wrote. "Today, Europe is alongside Italy," she added.

No comments on the "coronabonds"

Ursula Von der Leyen told 'La Repubblica' that the European Union would release up to 100 billion euros for the countries hardest hit, starting with Italy, to help them preserve jobs in particular.

Merkel's third coronavirus test also negative

 Merkel's third coronavirus test also negative © FABRIZIO BENSCH The result of Chancellor Angela Merkel's (CDU) third coronavirus test is also negative. However, the Federal Chancellor will "continue to do business from her home quarantine in the next few days," said a government spokesman. The result of Chancellor Angela Merkel's (CDU) third coronavirus test is also negative. However, the Federal Chancellor will "continue to do business from her home quarantine in the coming days," said a government spokesman on Monday.

In Italy , coronavirus spread undetected at first when one person who was infected returned in an asymptomatic phase - meaning they showed no symptoms but could still spread the virus. Professor Massimo Galli, who specialises in infectious diseases at the University of Milan told RTE: " Italy should

Italian officials have cut short the Venice Carnival as they try to control what is now the worst outbreak of the coronavirus in Europe. Authorities in the Veneto region said the event would end later on Sunday, two days earlier than scheduled. Italy has by far the highest number of coronavirus cases in

She also said she wanted to ensure that "every euro still available in the annual EU budget" is spent to fight the pandemic. However, it made no mention of "coronabonds".

In just six weeks, Italy recorded 13,155 deaths attributed to the coronavirus, the heaviest death toll in the world. Some 110,574 people are also infected in the country, the highest toll after that of the United States.

  Coronavirus : quand Bruxelles présente ses excuses à l'Italie © Reuters

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