Italy passes China’s virus deaths and braces for long lockdown

Italy passes China’s virus deaths and braces for long lockdown

Italy on Thursday overtook China’s coronavirus death total and braced for an extended lockdown that could see the economy suffer its biggest shock since World War II.
The Mediterranean country’s toll reached 3,405 after it recorded 427 new deaths on Wednesday.
China has officially registered 3,245 deaths since reporting its first infections to the World Health Organization at the end of December.
All of Italy’s fatalities came over a chaotic four-week span that began with only a smattering of cases around Milan and eventually led to the entire nation living through its deadliest disaster in generations.
Source: Guardian Newspaper