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Ada Zanusso fell ill at her nursing home in Biella in northern Italy on March 17, eight days after the Government imposed a lockdown on the country.

A 102-year-old Italian woman, Italica Grondona for all friends called Nonna Lina, has survived the coronavirus disease or COVID-19 after spending more than 20 days in hospital.

A 101-year-old Italian man who has survived the 1918 flu, a World War, has now survived the coronavirus too, becoming the oldest in Italy to recover from the disease.

In a performance which the airforce reportedly does on a regular basis, a set of jet fighters used coloured smoke to paint the Italian flag while the emotional song played.

The governor of Italy’s Lombardy region has said he will ask the Italian government to impose tighter virus-control measures after fresh data showed the new Covid-19 continues to spread in his northern region.