The sudden increase
Italy recorded its highest number of deaths as 627 in 24 hours due to the novel coronavirus on this Friday. It exceeded China on Thursday when in recording the number of deaths due to COVID-19. This led Italy to have the largest single-day count in the number of deaths amid the outbreak.
According to the authorities, most of the dead had pre-existing health issues. These health issues ranged right from heart diseases to diabetes. As the numbers skyrocket, the fear and panic amongst this outbreak goes up.
Italy is currently on strict national lockdown. This limits the citizens’ time of going out of homes. They are allowed to be outside only for well-grounded reasons. However, the Chinese experts who are assisting the Italians in the situation have announced that the restrictions aren’t strict enough. In order to execute their instructions, the Italian government has agreed for the military to flow down to execute a more stern lockdown.
“(The request to use the army) has been accepted…and 114 soldiers will be on ground throughout Lombardy…it is still too little, but it is positive,” Fontana said. He also expressed concern regarding the sudden increase in the number of deaths despite the strict measures being taken in the country.
The total number of deaths in the country due to the virus has reached 4000. This is the highest of all the countries. Italian authorities are contemplating an extension in the shutdown of schools. There is, however, no date up to which the extension might be levied. They, however, vaguely stated that the schools would reopen only when there is a slight assurance of “absolute safety.”
“We’re working in a state of very high stress and tension,” Confalonieri told Reuters. “Unfortunately, we can’t contain the situation in Lombardy, there’s a high level of contagion, and we’re not even counting the dead anymore.” He continued, “Look at the news that’s coming out of Italy and take note of what the situation really is like. It’s unimaginable.”
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