COVID-19: ‘Italy acted too late’

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    Italy remains in lockdown as the country attempts to control the coronavirus outbreak that has affected thousands.

    Sky News’ Sally Lockwood reports.

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    Experts agree that the spread of Covid-19 in Italy has followed similar patterns to that shown in China and other nations where the outbreak has taken hold – up to a point – but that social distancing began too late.

    The WHO has praised the aggressive responses shown in South Korea and Singapore, which have proved successful at arresting the spread of the virus.

    Also see: Why is Coronavirus worse in Italy?

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