The UK’s Telegraph reported on the Italian military transporting bodies from Bergamo, Italy:
Italian soldiers transported bodies overnight from a northern town whose cemetery has been overwhelmed by the scale of the coronavirus outbreak, as the government in Rome prepared to prolong emergency lockdown measures across Italy.
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 local cemetery.Telegraph YouTube Channel
Italy experienced the biggest number of deaths to date in a single 24 hour period from Covid-19 on 18 March 2020, with over 450 people dying in a single day.
Surrounding nations, and other regions showing similar transmission statistics, albeit days or weeks behind Italy, watches in sombre mood.
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- a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
- a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
- shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)
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The capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s “David” and Brunelleschi’s Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.