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Up to 1,000 fans to be allowed in for Italian Open tennis

© Provided by Associated Press The stands around the Central Court of the Foro Italico are empty during a match between Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Italy's Salvatore Caruso, at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. The tournament at the Foro Italico was rescheduled from May because of the pandemic and is being played without fans in attendance. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)

Rome, September 18 (AP) — Up to 1,000 spectators will be allowed in to watch the semifinals and finals of the Italian Open tennis tournament, the government said Friday. The tournament, which features nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and top-ranked Novak Djokovic, has so far been played without fans because of the coronavirus pandemic. “Starting with the semifinals and finals of ...

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WHO says coronavirus is a pandemic

Owner of a fruit stall at Campo de' Fiori market adjusts a protective face mask on the second day of an unprecedented lockdown across all of the country, imposed to slow the outbreak of coronavirus, in Rome, Italy March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

London/Rome, March 11 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said for the first time on Wednesday that it now sees the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic. “We are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction,” Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva on Wednesday. “We have therefore ...

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