Friday 20 March 2020

Dead Corona-Virus Victims In Italy Carried By Military As Crematorium Struggles To Cope With Deaths

At least 93 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in the north Italian city.
The Italian city of Bergamo, one of the worst-hit by the coronavirus outbreak, is having to transport its dead out of the city as its crematorium is struggling to cope. 

Army vehicles have been brought in to move dozens of coffins from Bergamo to other regions, according to Ansa news agency.

The wealthy city, northeast of Milan in Italy's Lombardy region, has recorded at least 93 coronavirus-related deaths as cases continue to grow relentlessly.

It comes as Italy recorded more total virus deaths than China, at 3,405 - a rise of 427 on Wednesday.

Coffins of corona-virus victims were transported on a fleet of army trucks last night after a cemetery in northern Italy was overwhelmed by the death toll.

An army spokesman confirmed today that 15 trucks and 50 soldiers, some of which are pictured, had been deployed to move bodies from Bergamo to neighbouring provinces.

The column of army trucks brought the dead out of Bergamo on Wednesday night in what Italians have called 'one of the saddest photos in the history of our country'.

The cemetery in Bergamo can no longer cope with the mounting death toll in the city, where more than 4,300 people have been infected and at least 93 have died.

Mortuaries are full and crematorium staff have been handling 24 bodies a day, including the regular drumbeat of non-virus deaths, meaning the bodies of virus victims have had to be dispatched to neighbouring provinces.

As developed as Italy, USA and many other countries are, they are still finding it difficult to contain the virus how much more under-developed counties like Nigeria , and yet, the Nigerian govt was quiet to the plea of many Nigerians that all our borders should be closed until the virus is contained. It is when the virus has finally entered the country before the govt decided to listen to the plea of the people. May God continue to protect us from these sort of leaders we have in Nigeria. May their souls rest in peace.

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