We don’t know where to bury the dead, nor where to put the sick – Lega Nord Deputy Leader in Parliament

epa08321387 Soldiers of Italian Army take charge of 45 coffins at San Giuseppe Church at Seriate (Bergamo), Italy, 25 March 2020. The coffins will be transported to Ferrara's crematorium. EPA-EFE/Andrea Fasani

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In Bergamo, apart from not knowing where to take the dead, we don’t even know where to put the sick.

An emotional Northern League deputy Daniele Belotti, while addressing Parliament said that they are demanding clarity for the deaths, which now are reaching the figure of 90-100 daily.

“In a few weeks Bergamo is losing its grandparents, as well as many other cities in Italy. The homes for the elderly in our province have had their guests halved, and the health workers are exhausted. The same goes for disabled centers. I thank those who never stop, because the people of Bergamo are not used to being with their hands. Many volunteers are building a field hospital in the Bergamo Fair “.

 

The number of coronavirus sufferers to have died in Italy has passed the 7,000 mark, but the rise in the number of new cases of contagion fell for the fourth day running, the Civil Protection Department said on Wednesday.

It said 57,521 people are currently infected with COVID-19 in Italy, 3,491 more than Tuesday. The daily rise on Tuesday had been 3,612, on Monday 3,780 and on Sunday 3,957. The number of coronavirus deaths rose 683 to 7,503.

The daily rise was lower than 743 on Tuesday but higher than 601 on Monday and 651 on Sunday. Italy registered a record increase of 793 COVID-19 deaths on Saturday.

The department said 9,632 people have recovered from the coronavirus in Italy, 1,036 more than yesterday. The rise in recoveries on Tuesday was 894.

The overall number of people to have been infected in Italy, including the deceased and people who have recovered, is 74,386. Of those, 3,489 patients are in intensive care.

Civil Protection Department head and Coronavirus Emergency Commissioner Angelo Borrelli was unable to attend the daily press conference updating the figures after suffering symptoms of fever. The result of a swab is being awaited.

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