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Italy’s death toll over Coronavirus surpasses that of China’s

On Thursday, Italy’s death toll over Coronavirus surpasses that of China’s, thereby shifting the focus now more on Italy and Europe. After WHO declared it as a pandemic, more cases of Covid-19 have been reported across US and Europe.

The authorities in Italy have announced 427 new deaths, pushing the total to 3,405, thereby exceeding the total of Chinese fatalities of 3,250 that has been recorded across mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

According to the United Nations, Italy has the second highest number of citizens that are over 60 years and that they are said to be more susceptible to Covid-19. Also, the infection of Coronavirus in Italy is said to be rampant at 41, 035, considering that Italy has a population of 60 million, which is less that 5 percent of mainland China’s population.

At 41,035, Italy has the second highest infected cases in the world. Of the 3,405 deaths in Italy due to Covid-19, atleast five doctors have also been reported to have died due to Covid-19.

Meanwhile, Chinese Red Cross vice-president, Sun Shuopeng, lambasted the lockdown measures of Italy in a press conference held in Milan.He said, “Here in Milan, the hardest hit area by Covid-19, the lockdown measures are very lax. I can see public transport is still running, people are still moving around, having gatherings in hotels and they are not wearing masks,” .

On the other hand, mainland China have recorded zero Covid-19 cases for the second day in a row.