Act now, Italian doctor at epicenter of outbreak warns the world

An Italian doctor treating patients at the center of the worst coronavirus outbreak in Europe has issued a stark warning to other countries yet hit by the full force of the pandemic: lock down.

“We know what happens,” Dr. Emanuela Catenacci told told British broadcaster Sky News as she took a break from treating patients in an intensive care ward in the Cremona Hospital in Lombardy. “Don’t think it is happening here and it can’t happen everywhere else … because it will.”

The death toll in Italy jumped by 793 to 4,825 on Saturday, by far the largest daily rise in absolute terms since the contagion emerged a month ago in this country. Last week, the number of those killed in Italy’s outbreak surpassed those who died in China, where the disease first emerged late last year.

Read more here: https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/03/22/act-now-italian-doctor-at-epicenter-of-outbreak-warns-the-world/23958120/

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