Italy's Ground Zero "Corona Hit Us Like a Tsunami"

In Lombardy alone, fully 135 people died of coronavirus complications from Monday to Tuesday and almost 6,000 people in the northern Italian region are infected. The health care system there is already being pushed to its limits.
Doctors testing suspected coronavirus patients in front of the clinic in Brescia.

Doctors testing suspected coronavirus patients in front of the clinic in Brescia.

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The intensive care unit at the hospital in Cremona.

The intensive care unit at the hospital in Cremona.

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"Nobody knows if the apex of the epidemic is ahead of us or behind us.”

Raffaele Bruno, chief physician at the San Matteo Hospital in Pavia

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