Sylvia Poggioli

Sylvia Poggioli appears in the following:

In Naples, Pandemic 'Solidarity Baskets' Help Feed The Homeless

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Drawing on a centuries-old tradition, a Naples couple has begun lowering baskets from their balcony. People are encouraged to take food they need, and others are encouraged to add food to the baskets.

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In Southern Italy, Charity Is Now A Major Means Of Sustenance

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

With church soup kitchens closed because of the coronavirus, an Italian couple in Naples are feeding the homeless and hungry by lowering baskets of food from apartment balconies.

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Economic Response To Coronavirus Again Exposes North-South Divide In EU

Monday, April 06, 2020

A north-south divide is again dividing Europe, this time in response to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Italy Observes Moment Of Silence For COVID-19 Victims, As Case Numbers Plateau

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

As the country moves into its fourth week of lockdown, the head of Italy's national institute of health announced that the country "has reached a plateau" in its infection rate.

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U.S. Continues To Point Out That China Is Where Coronavirus Began

Monday, March 30, 2020

The U.S. and China have clashed over the handling of the coronavirus outbreak. China is using its soft power to compete with the U.S. for influence during the pandemic.

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Pope Francis Delivers Special Prayer For End To Coronavirus Pandemic

Friday, March 27, 2020

The "Urbi et Orbi" blessing is normally delivered at Christmas and Easter. The delivered his homily against the dramatic backdrop of an empty St. Peter's Square, glistening in the rain.

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Italian Fitness Coach With COVID-19: 'Feels Like Your Head Is Being Held Underwater'

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Fausto Russo has been hospitalized with COVID-19 for over two weeks. On Wednesday, he spoke to NPR and other media by video in Italy.

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For Help On Coronavirus, Italy Turns To China, Russia And Cuba

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Teams from Russia, China and Cuba have arrived in recent days to help Italy. There's gratitude — along with anger that the U.S., Italy's traditional ally, is absent.

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Italy Witnesses Relentless Rise In COVID-19 Deaths

Monday, March 23, 2020

Italian army trucks are taking coffins of Coronavirus victims from overwhelmed funeral homes — as doctors treating COVID-19 patients issue urgent pleas for help.

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Despite Lockdown, Italy's Coronavirus Cases Continue Dramatic Climb

Saturday, March 21, 2020

The death toll from the virus grew by nearly 800 to a total of 4,825, officials announced Saturday.

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'Every Single Individual Must Stay Home': Italy's Coronavirus Surge Strains Hospitals

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The country has universal health care. But now, fighting tens of thousands of coronavirus cases, Italian hospitals and medical staff are overwhelmed, prompting anguished debate.

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7 Years Of The First Non-European Pope

Monday, March 16, 2020

Seven years after Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio became Pope Francis, the first non-European pontiff is under attack from traditionalists who think he's leading Catholics astray.

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Reporter's Notebook: What Life Is Like In Rome Under Coronavirus Lockdown

Monday, March 16, 2020

Life in Rome is turned upside down, writes NPR's Sylvia Poggioli: "Even for someone who has reported from war zones, it's unnerving ... like being suspended between the Dark Ages and a sci-fi future."

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Postcard From Italy's Coronavirus Lockdown: 'Feels Like Another World'

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Coronavirus has brought life in Italy to a standstill. The only sounds on the streets these days are birds, church bells — and songs for healthcare workers from Italians on their apartment balconies.

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U.S. Can Learn From Other Countries About Containing COVID-19

Friday, March 13, 2020

As the U.S. manages the coronavirus, NPR's Rachel Martin talks to three NPR correspondents in some hard-hit countries: China, South Korea and Italy, to ask what lessons the U.S. should learn.

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Italy Expands Quarantine Measures Nationwide To Stem Spread Of Coronavirus

Monday, March 09, 2020

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday declared the entire country a "red zone," meaning people should stay home except for work and emergencies.

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Italy Attempts Massive Quarantine To Stop Spread Of Coronavirus

Monday, March 09, 2020

Italy is resorting to drastic measures to stop the spread of coronavirus. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly also speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Eric Sylvers, who is in Milan.

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Latest On Coronavirus In Italy

Sunday, March 08, 2020

The government of Italy has imposed a lockdown on its northern region, including the cities of Milan and Venice. More than 5,800 people have tested positive for COVID-19, and 233 have died.

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With Italy's Coronavirus Cases Rising Fast, Rome's Streets Go Quiet

Friday, March 06, 2020

Almost 200 people have died from COVID-19 in Italy and over 4,000 have tested positive. Though the capital is far from the epicenter in the north, its famed tourist sites are nearly empty.

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Coronavirus Repercussion: Tourists Abandon Rome's Streets

Friday, March 06, 2020

Rome is not the center of Italy's coronavirus outbreak, but tourists are staying clear of the city's sights, schools are shut down and Romans are having groceries delivered.

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