The number of first jabs administered in Italy has risen slightly for the first time in weeks, government data showed on Friday, ahead of the expansion of the 'green pass' requirement to workplaces. About 400,000 first jabs have been administered since last week, according to data presented by Italy’s coronavirus emergency commissioner on Friday. T...

The US has said that it will reopen its borders to fully vaccinated travellers from 33 countries on 8 November. Under new rules announced by the White House, vaccinated people who have had a negative test in the 72 hours before travelling will be allowed to enter. The move marks the end of the tough restrictions that have been imposed on travellers...

The past year and a half changed our lives in more ways than one and now that — let us hope — we are on the way back to some sort of normality, it’s perhaps the right moment to look back and assess a couple of things, including how Italy is planning to move forward. Many commented that the post-Covid world won’t be the same as the one before, and t...

Italy is to give a third dose of the covid-19 vaccine, or 'booster' shot, to the over-60s and people who are frail, the health ministry announced on Friday night. The decision was taken after the green light from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) which said that the booster could be given to people aged over 60 and anyone considered frail, regard...

With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, countless study abroad programs were cancelled or postponed for the safety of its students. Recently, however, some programs got to resume as early as this past summer. Madelyn Spano, a third-year biochemistry student from San Angelo, was one of 24 students picked from the United States to attend the Doctors in It...

She lived a life of adventure that spanned two continents. She fell in love with a World War II fighter pilot, barely escaped Europe ahead of Benito Mussolini’s fascists, ground steel for the U.S. war effort and advocated for her disabled daughter in a far less enlightened time. She was, her daughter said, someone who didn't make a habit of giving...

The Sky News documentary A warning from Italy, filmed in Bergamo during the first wave of covid-19 in March 2020, has won the International Emmy Award in the ‘News’ category. The hard-hitting documentary by journalist Stuart Ramsay took viewers into the emergency rooms of the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital as well as other locations in Bergamo and fe...

Italy's theatres, cinemas and stadiums could soon host more people, equipped with the Green Pass, under the latest recommendations from the technical scientific committee (CTS) that advises the government on coronavirus protocols. The CTS has given the green light to increasing the audience capacity for cultural events to 100 per cent outdoors and...

The United States is to welcome fully vaccinated and covid-tested air travellers from 33 countries including Italy - with effect from early November - ending a travel ban in place for the last 18 months. Under the new rules unveiled by the Biden administration on Monday, travellers to the US will need proof of full vaccination as well as a negative...