"Italy's arguments have prevailed after long years of (legal) battles. Our two soldiers, Italian officials who were carrying out their duties, are immune from foreign justice," Italy's Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio wrote on Facebook.
The authorities announced on Thursday that more than 40 people living at the abandoned buildings in Mondragone, 45 km from Naples, had tested positive for COVID-19, and warned the entire town could be quarantined if the outbreak proves widespread.
28 asylum seekers who were rescued by German humanitarian NGO Sea Watch have tested positive for coronavirus. The asylum seekers are on board Moby Zazà which is off the Sicilian port of Empedocle. They are among a group of 211 migrants who were rescued by Sea-Watch last week.
The total death toll since the outbreak came to light on Feb. 21 now stands at 34,114, the agency said, the fourth highest in the world after those of the United States, Britain and Brazil.
Francis said a private Mass in a side chapel where St. John Paul II is buried to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the late Polish pope's birth.
Visitors to Italy's famous beaches could be in for a surprise this summer. Umbrellas will be spaced far apart, hand gel will be readily available and even electronic tagging and booking systems have been proposed.
Silvia Romano, an Italian aid worker who was kidnapped in Kenya 18 months ago has been freed, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced on Saturday.
Pope Francis, Monday morning, during his daily Mass in Casa Santa Martha, prayed for families closed up in their homes because of the pandemic.
In a video statement published on Facebook, Bartolo said that the European Union was not doing enough to help border states with migration
Of those originally infected, 34,211 were declared recovered against 32,424 a day earlier.