Luxottica, which makes  Ray-Ban, Oakley and Persol sunglasses, employs 80,000 people. Photograph: iStock

Italian eyewear maker Luxottica will give employees a monitor that alerts them if they are not respecting social distancing rules and keeps track of c(...)

Emanuele Visigalli, who was hospitalized after contracting the coronavirus and later discharged, sits surrounded by his family at home in Codogno, Italy. Photograph: Fabio Bucciarelli/The New York Times

When her middle-aged son got sick, Ruffina Pompei did what she had done for decades, bringing vegetable soup and freshly squeezed orange juice to his (...)

Municipal workers distribute masks and gloves at the Rialto market in Venice on Saturday, as new restrictions for open-air markets were implemented by the Veneto region to prevent the spread  of coronavirus. Photograph: Manuel Silvestri/Reuters

When, at the end of February, Lombardy and Veneto recorded Italy’s first local cases of transmission of coronavirus, the two regions quickly erected r(...)

Rome’s Town Hall is lit up with the colours of the Italian flag to show solidarity with the country as it continues to battle coronavirus. Photograph: Reuters/ Alberto Lingria

An infection control experiment that was rolled out in a small Italian community at the start of Europe’s coronavirus crisis has stopped all new infec(...)