More than 2,600 Medical Staff Infected by Coronavirus in Italy
CORONAVIRUS IN ITALY – Over 2,600 medical staff in Italy were infected by the COVID-19 amid the outbreak of the disease.
Initially, the lockdown only covered the Lombardy region and 14 provinces in Italy. However, it seems that it was not enough to contain the spread of the disease as the infected cases continued to increase.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte extended the lockdown to the whole nation. He also ordered the non-essential businesses to stop their operation. Only those needed in the time of crisis like grocery stores and pharmacies may operate.
Currently, Italy has yet to recover from COVID-19. Last night, it recorded 475 new deaths in just 24 hours. The total infected cases in the country now is over 35,000. The death toll nears to 3,000.
Based on an article on Daily Mail, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus in Italy, a total of 2,629 medical staff have contracted the disease now. It is 8.3% of the total infected cases in the country.
According to the report, more than 1,500 medical staff in Italy were infected by COVID-19 in just eight (8) days. It may show some information about the protective equipment they have while treating the patients.
Unfortunately, now is the time that medical workers are greatly needed and they have sacrificed their health to help others. Based on the report, Gimbe foundation President Nino Cartabellota pushed for their protection.
“No more talking: adequately protect those who must protect us,” he said.
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