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In an unusually empty Piazza Maggiore in Bologna on March 13, 2020, an encounter between a man and a woman is held at the safe distance imposed by Italian authorities as a way to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

Panic attacks, dreams on hold, and depression: 3 Italian women describe what a month under coronavirus lockdown looks like

"It's too late for the US and most countries — things should have been shut down immediately ... But that didn't happen," Cinzia Bruzzese told Insider.
JLo and Donatella Versace at Milan Fashion Week.

Chanel’s factories are making face masks, LVMH is producing sanitizer, and Bulgari is funding coronavirus research. Here’s how the luxury ...

Luxury retail sales have been devastated by the virus, but that hasn't stopped some of the industry's biggest names from donating money and supplies.
Ana Jiménez Cruz

Affection is off-limits for the only child of Spanish healthcare workers as the country’s coronavirus outbreak worsens

The Cruz family has gone from frequent hugs to zero physical contact, said Ana Jiménez Cruz, who now has to sit on a different couch than her parents.
A worker sanitizes the Piazza dei Miracoli near to the Tower of Pisa in Pisa, Italy, on March 17 2020.

Here are the lessons the West should learn from China’s COVID-19 exit strategy to avoid disaster

China and other Asian countries' success in dealing with COVID-19 can offer lessons to the West, JPMorgan said in a note on Tuesday.

‘Shrugging off the pessimism’: Stocks rally on early signs that lockdowns are working against coronavirus

Italy suffered its fewest deaths from the disease in two weeks on Sunday, while casualties in France and Spain fell to multi-day lows.

Italy, Spain, and France reported declines in daily coronavirus death tolls. Their governments don’t plan to lift national lockdowns and social ...

"We are suffering very much. It's a devastating pain," Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Sunday.
An Italian sews masks in her home for friends and neighbors.

12 ways Italians are keeping spirits high during the coronavirus pandemic

From singing on balconies to virtual family dinners, Italians have creative ways to stay unified during the coronavirus pandemic.

A California ER nurse told her family that if she gets COVID-19 she doesn’t want a ventilator and to give it to someone else who needs it more

"If I were to get really sick, my sisters know I don't want to take a ventilator from someone else who may need it," Paige said.
Italian Carabinieri pose in front of St. Peter's Basilica as a Carabinieri helicopter flies overhead, in Rome November 12, 2014.

‘A taste of things to come’: Italian services activity plunges to 11-year low as national lockdown weighs

The survey results indicate an "extremely challenging time for the Italian economy."
People maintain social distance as they shop during the tenth day of the lockdown imposed by the government in Kathmandu, Nepal April 2, 2020.

Fascinating Google data from 131 countries shows where people go amid lockdowns — with park and grocery visits plummeting as much as 90%

In many countries visits to recreational and retail locations, grocery shops, transit stations, and workplaces has plummeted.