Italy’s government receives 200 complaints over pandemic response Aug 14, 2020 0 1203 12345 ROME: More than 200 people have filed complaints against leading Italian government figures including Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio and other cabinet members over their handling of the coronavirus crisis.Conte’s office announced on Thursday that the public prosecutor’s office in Rome had informed the government of the accusations.The complaints include charges of abuse of office, homicide and restriction of civil rights.However, the prosecutors wrote that they considered the allegations to be “unsubstantiated” and would dismiss them.Conte responded on Facebook saying that “some people accused us of taking measures that were too severe while others said the measures weren’t extensive enough or came too late.” “Our actions have always been guided by science and our conscience,” he said.Italy recorded more than 35,000 COVID-19-related fatalities and more than 252,000 coronavirus infections as of Thursday. (DPA) RELATED ARTICLES Pompeo calls for joint US-EU effort on Belarus crisis Aug 14, 2020 0 485 Biden, Harris focus White House campaign on COVID-19 crisis Aug 14, 2020 0 3072 Countries tighten rules as global coronavirus deaths pass 750,000 Aug 14, 2020 0 63 Finland reverses policy, recommends mask use HELSINKI: Finnish health authorities recommended on Thursday that people begin wearing masks in public places, after months of claiming there was insufficient evidence to justify their use. Mika Salminen, director .. Germany admits delay in thousands of virus test results BERLIN: Bavarian premier Markus Soeder was forced to apologise on Thursday over an embarrassing delay to thousands of coronavirus test results, just as Germany was seeing a new spike in virus cases. Some 44,000 people .. Britain says over 3.8 million EU citizens have applied to settle DPA London More than 3.8 million EU citizens have applied to settle in Britain under a scheme launched following the country’s Brexit referendum, the government said on Thursday. “I’m pleased there have been more than .. Buses and trains disinfected as N Korea ramps up virus measures SEOUL: Temperature checks, hand sanitisers, and face masks are being enforced across Pyongyang’s public transport system as North Korea intensifies its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. North Korea -- whose .. No need to panic as food safe from coronavirus: WHO AFP Geneva The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged people not to fear catching the novel coronavirus from food, after Chinese testers found traces on food and food packaging. The virus was found on Tuesday ..