Army trucks instead of hearses: coffins are removed in Bergamo.
In the meantime, more people have died in Italy than in China. In many places, more stringent measures are therefore required. The People’s Republic sends doctors and medical aid. Not everyone likes that.
So It wasn’t even bad in China at the worst times of the epidemic: in a single day in Italy, 475 people died from the lung disease Covid-19 caused by the new coronavirus. The shocking number was announced by the chief of civil defense, Angelo Borrelli, on Wednesday evening at his daily press conference. The following day, Italy finally reached the top spot in terms of the total number of fatalities ahead of China: the total number of victims since the outbreak of the February 20 epidemic in the city of Codogno near Milan reached 3405 on Thursday.
Political correspondent for Italy, the Vatican, Albania and Malta based in Rome.
In China, 3,245 people died of Covid-19 by Thursday evening, but the number of new infections in the People’s Republic has been falling for weeks. In Wuhan, the hastily erected emergency hospitals are being dismantled again. On the other hand, Milan, the capital of the northern Italian region of Lombardy, which is particularly affected by the epidemic, is pushing ahead with the opening of an emergency hospital for Covid 19 patients in two exhibition halls in the city.