COVID-19 Italy: Military fleet carries coffins of coronavirus victims out of overwhelmed town | National Post

MILAN, March 19 (Reuters) — Italy ordered the army to move bodies from a northern town at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak where funeral services have been overwhelmed as the government prepared to prolong emergency lockdown measures across the country. Video shot by local people in Bergamo, northeast of Milan, and shown on the website of the local newspaper Eco di Bergamo, showed a long column of military trucks driving through the streets overnight and removing coffins from the town’s cemetery. This isn’t a war or movie scene. What…

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More than 2,600 medical workers have been infected with coronavirus in Italy | Daily Mail Online

Five more Italian doctors have died from coronavirus, bringing the death doll among medics in the country to 13 as it was revealed 2,629 health workers have been infected. Initially three new fatalities were named as Luigi Ablondi, former general manager of Crema hospital, Giuseppe Finzi, a hospital doctor in Cremona and a general practitioner in Bergamo called Antonino Buttafuoco. Then later today it emerged another two medical workers had passed away from the illness, the Italian national federation of doctors guilds said. More than 2,600 medical workers have been infected…

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