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A costumer waits to enter a supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela, after Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro today has ordered residents in the capital of Caracas and six states to stay home under a quarantine bid to control the spread of the coronavirus on Sunday, March, 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

The Latest: Peace Corps evacuating volunteers, suspends ops

Mar. 16, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 169,000 people and killed more than 6,500. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms but most people, but severe symptoms are more common in the elderly or people with other health conditions. Nearly 77,000 people have recovered...

The Latest: US military halting domestic travel amid virus

Mar. 13, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

The Latest on the world's coronavirus pandemic: The U.S. Defense Department is planning to halt all domestic travel for military members after President Donald Trump declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency. The Pentagon says Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist has approved new travel...

FILE - In this Thursday, March 5, 2020 file photo, a woman wearing a face mask stands in a subway train in Milan, Italy. The focal point of the coronavirus emergency in Europe, Italy, is also the region's weakest economy and is taking an almighty hit as foreigners stop visiting its cultural treasures or buying its prized artisanal products, from fashion to food to design. Europe’s third-largest economy has long been among the slowest growing in the region and is the one that is tallying the largest number of virus infections outside Asia. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)

Virus outbreak hits weakened Italian economy where it hurts

Mar. 7, 2020 3:44 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — The focal point of the coronavirus emergency in Europe, Italy, is also the region's weakest economy and is taking an almighty hit as foreigners stop visiting its cultural treasures or buying its prized artisanal products, from fashion to food to design. The European Union's third-largest...

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, center, eats a pizza with French Ambassador to Rome Christian Masset, right, and pizza maker Gino Sorbillo, in Sorbillo's restaurant, in Rome, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. According to reports, Di Maio invited the French ambassador for a pizza after French channel Canal plus broadcast a satirical video of a fake Italian pizza maker coughing on a pizza and calling it

What's Happening: Virus closes schools, but Louvre reopens

Mar. 4, 2020 9:58 PM EST

More school closures and the suspension of business travel are among the steps being taken around the world to fight the spread of the new coronavirus. These are some of the latest developments Wednesday: SCHOOLS, PRAYER DISRUPTED Italy is closing schools nationwide after reporting more than 3,000 cases of the...

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi di Maio holds up a map of Italy showing the municipalities in regions of Lombardy and Veneto where it is not possible to travel, during a press conference at the foreign press association, in Rome, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. The government is seeking to calm fears about the outbreak, which has seen countries issue travel advisories warning their citizens to avoid visiting hard-hit Lombardy and Veneto regions, which have seen the most cases.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Italy blasts virus panic as it eyes new testing criteria

Feb. 27, 2020 4:40 PM EST

ROME (AP) — With tourism tanking and panic rising, Italy tried to control the coronavirus in the realm of public perception Thursday as its outbreak grew to 650 cases and other countries took measures to limit travel to and from affected Italian regions. Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio and Health Minister...

Buses arrive at a port as the Japan Self-Defense Forces prepare to move American passengers from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at Yokohama Port, near Tokyo. The U.S. says Americans aboard a quarantined ship will be flown back home on a chartered flight Sunday, but that they will face another two-week quarantine. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Quarantine ends for Germans; Italy to fly citizens from ship

Feb. 16, 2020 9:57 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — More than 100 Germans evacuated from the hard-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a new coronavirus outbreak, were set to end their prescribed 14-day quarantine period on Sunday. They have been kept isolated at a military base in the southern town of Germersheim. None of them have...

Travelers wear face masks as they walk outside the Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. People returning to Beijing will now have to isolate themselves either at home or in a concentrated area for medical observation, said a notice from the Chinese capital's prevention and control work group published by state media late Friday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

France announces 1st death of virus patient outside Asia

Feb. 15, 2020 4:10 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France on Saturday reported the first death outside Asia of a person infected with the new virus from China, an 80-year-old Chinese tourist who two French hospitals initially turned away, and also reported a new confirmed case that brought the country's total to 12. Health Minister Agnes...

FILE - This June 24, 2018 file photo, released by the Libyan Coast Guard, shows migrants on a ship intercepted offshore near the town of Gohneima, east of the capital, Tripoli, Libya. On Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, Human Rights Watch, a leading rights group, said that Italy’s renewed support for the Libyan coast guard is putting migrants at risk who are returned to squalid detention centers in the North African country. The group urged that Italy suspend all funding and training for the coast guard until Libya commits to shutting down militant-run detention centers in the country. (Libyan Coast Guard via AP, File)

Rights group: Italy-Libya deal puts migrants in danger

Feb. 12, 2020 9:24 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Human Rights Watch warned Wednesday that Italy is endangering migrants by renewing support for the Libyan coast guard, which blocks their flight and sends them back to squalid detention centers in the North African country. Italy sees the Libyan coast guard as key to stemming a huge influx of...

Migrants shout slogans during a protest in Mytilene port, on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. Asylum seekers have demonstrated for a second day on the Greek island of Lesbos amid rising tension, protesting increasingly dire living conditions in and around the island's massively overcrowded migrant camp and delays in Greece's asylum process. (Manolis Lagoutaris/InTime News via AP)

Spain and Italy ready joint migration policy proposal for EU

Feb. 7, 2020 11:09 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain and Italy want to forge a new strategic alliance that can shape the European Union's future policies on migration, the two countries' foreign ministers said Friday. Spain's Arancha González Laya and Italy's Luigi Di Maio also said after talks in Madrid that an informal document on...

A group of medical personnel stands ready to control 80 people, accompanied by medical specialists, carried by a Russian military plane at an airport outside Tyumen, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Russia has evacuated 144 people - Russians and nationals of Belarus, Ukraine and Armenia - from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, on Wednesday. All evacuees will be quarantined for two weeks in a sanatorium in the Tyumen region in western Siberia, government officials said. (AP Photo/Maxim Slutsky)

Italy, Turkey screen all arriving passengers for coronavirus

Feb. 5, 2020 9:23 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italy and Turkey said Wednesday they were taking the temperatures of all arriving airline passengers in new prevention measures aimed at halting the spread of a virus outbreak that has killed hundreds of people in China. Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said thermal cameras installed at...