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# Italy

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'We are not to blame each other': Italian Ambassador says authorities there did everything to contain virus
Italian authorities have put the country into lockdown with more than 9,000 confirmed cases.
Aer Lingus and Ryanair suspend all Italian flights amid country's lockdown measures
The Aer Lingus suspension kicks in tomorow, while Ryanair’s will be in place from midnight 13 March.
'Do not travel': Irish government upgrades Italy travel advice to highest possible warning level
The development puts Italy in the same category as countries like Afghanistan and Syria.
Covid-19: How Italy became the epicentre for coronavirus in Europe, and what we can learn
Over 9,000 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Italy since 21 February.
Italian prime minister extends lockdown to entire country in bid to tackle Covid-19 outbreak
Italy has seen the worst outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Europe to date.
Pro14 facing cancelled games as Italy gets set to suspend all sport
Munster could lose out on crucial match points as a result.
Six prisoners in Italy die from methadone overdoses during protest over Covid-19 measures
Family visits were restricted to prevent transmission in prisons, causing increased tensions.
Ireland's Six Nations clash with France in Paris has been postponed
The decision has been made due to fears over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Italy now has the second most Covid-19 deaths and cases in any country worldwide
The death toll from the disease in Italy has nearly tripled since yesterday.
Coronavirus: Number of UK cases jumps to 273
A quarter of the Italian population has been put under lockdown.
Covid-19: 'Do not travel' to Lombardy and other isolated Italian regions, DFA warns
The new advice was issued today by the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Covid-19: 42 new cases confirmed in UK, as Pope Francis to hold Sunday prayer by livestream
In Greece, a row has erupted over whether to cancel Holy Communion, while China has just 99 new confirmed cases of Covid-19.
‘Six Nations has been undermined even further by postponements’
Eddie O’Sullivan believes re-fixing Italy games was only call to make – but says structure of tournament remains deeply flawed.
Six Nations 'fully intends' to complete championship as Italy v England postponed
Meanwhile, Munster and Connacht have seen Pro14 visits to Italy postponed.
Andy Farrell's Ireland training against Ulster to keep sharp for Six Nations
Dan McFarland’s side will provide opposition at today’s session.
Six Nations to postpone Italy-England match in Rome
There was an option to play the fixture behind closed doors, but organisers have moved to postpone it until later in the year.
Covid-19 in Italy: All schools and universities to close until mid-March, sports events to take place without fans until April
Government ministers met to discuss measures this afternoon.
Ryanair to cut 25% of Italian short-haul flights for three-week period in response to Covid-19
The cancellations will occur between Tuesday 17 March and Wednesday 8 April.
Ireland still waiting for clarity on Italy game rescheduling with October a possibility
Andy Farrell’s squad will train next week even without a game to play.
Governments will step in and make call on Italy-England game
March 14 game between the two countries remains on for now – but the Italian and British governments will have the final say.
Countries around the world are assessing Covid-19's impact on St Patrick's Day celebrations
In some countries, St Patrick’s Day events have already been cancelled.
Ireland v Italy off - so what happens next?
The decision to postpone next month’s Six Nations match will cause chaos with the rugby calendar. Deciding when to play it again is just one of the big problems rugby’s top brass have to solve.
Covid-19: Department of Foreign Affairs urges people not to travel to 11 Italian 'red zones'
There has been an increase in the number of confirmed cases in Italy
Ireland to proceed with two-day camp and make new plans after Italy game postponed
Ireland now turn their attention towards a visit to Paris on 14 March.
Coronavirus spreads to southern Italy as Switzerland, Austria and Croatia report cases
Here at home the National Public Health Emergency Team is meeting to monitor the situation and advance preparedness plans.
Hundreds of tourists at Tenerife hotel in isolation after Italian citizen tests positive for coronavirus
A number of Irish nationals staying in the area have made contact with the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Coronavirus: How likely is it to come to Ireland? And can the health service cope with an outbreak?
The State has a “mitigation” strategy ready to roll out if the “containment” strategy fails.
'We're going to stick it out': Irishman and family in self-imposed quarantine in Italy during coronavirus lockdown
“Myself and my wife are lucky because we can work online most of the time,” Vincent Healy said.
Irish citizens advised to avoid travelling to areas in Italy affected by coronavirus
A fifth person has died from Covid-19 today in Italy.
Public Health Emergency Team to meet to 'advance Covid-19 preparedness plans for Ireland'
Three people have died in Italy, which is experiencing Europe’s first major outbreak of the virus.
Lazio on Juve's heels, Roma resume winning ways amid coronavirus lockdown in Italy
Lazio kept the pressure on the league leaders.
Three people dead in Italy as authorities put towns in lockdown in bid to contain coronavirus
A dozen towns in northern Italy effectively went into lockdown on Saturday after the deaths of two people.
Italian towns under lockdown as first European coronavirus death reported
Over 50,000 people have been asked to stay at home.
Schools, bars and offices closed in 10 Italian towns over coronavirus fears
Italian health minister Roberto Speranza said the country is now seeing the same sort of ‘cluster’ of cases as Germany and France.
Three changes for a Scottish side in pursuit of their first Six Nations win
Gregor Townsend’s team will kick off the weekend’s action against Italy on Saturday afternoon.
Italian far-right leader to stand trial on charges of illegally detaining migrants at sea
Salvini insisted he would be proud to stand trial.
France hold off Italy comeback to top Six Nations table
Les Bleus have gone two from two in front of their own fans.
Two dead after high-speed train derails near Milan
The incident occurred earlier this morning on the Milan-Bologna line.
Pivac off to the perfect start as Wales hammer Italy in Cardiff
Josh Adams scored a hat-trick in a facile 42-0 win.
Six killed and 11 injured after car crashes into tourists in northern Italy
The accident happened in the South Tyrol region bordering Austria.