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In just 23 days Italy has more than 1,800 deaths and 24,700 cases of Covid-19

by LLB Reporter
16th Mar 20 12:11 pm

Italy had their first confirmed coronavirus case on 21 February, in just 23 days 1,809 people have died with 24,747 confirmed cases.

Italy has the largest suspected and confirmed cases in Europe, according to data from John Hopkins University.

An Italian doctor who is at the heart of the coronavirus outbreak has spoken out and has said the virus is a “tsunami that has swept us all.”

Dr Daniele Macchini candidly spoke of the huge pressures that health professionals are going through across Italy, which has now been classed as “protected zone.”

He admitted “the need not to create panic” however, “the message of the danger of what is happening” is not reaching people.

An NHS doctor who is trapped in coronavirus infected Italy has warned the British government to “shut down everything.”

Professor Mohamed Abu Hilal who is quarantined in Bresica, north Italy has said the NHS needs to prepare now for “beds, ventilators, antivirals, doctors and nurses” after witnessing what is happening in Italy.

Professor Neil Ferguson, of Imperial College London’s faculty of medicine has said Italy could have more than 100,000 coronavirus cases.

He estimates that are at least 50,000 to 100,000 of coronavirus across the country, which is the worst affected country in western Europe.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said Europe is now the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.

WHO director general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hit out at Boris Johnson on Friday after he announced only the most seriously ill will be tested, whilst others who notice symptoms encouraged to self-isolate for 14 days.

Dr Ghebreyesus said, “You can’t fight a virus if you don’t know where it is.”

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