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Italy's death toll surges by 627 in a single day to 4,032

por Caridad Billington (2020-03-27)

A newly married couple wearing surgical masks shared a kiss to celebrate their special day in Naples - but there was no confetti nor crowds of cheering guests.

Instead, Diego Fernandes , 46 and Deni Salgado, 30, held their wedding ceremony today with only witnesses since public gatherings are banned as part of Italy's lockdown measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease.

Should you liked this information along with you want to receive guidance with regards to productivity kindly pay a visit to our web page. Afterwards, they were seen stepping out onto an almost deserted street, watched on by a solitary dog walker.  

The Coiv-19 death toll in Italy has leapt by 627 in a single day, an increase of 18.4 percent, taking the total to 4,032 - by far the largest daily rise in absolute terms since the virus emerged a month ago.

On Thursday, Italy overtook China as the country to register most deaths from the highly contagious virus.

Until today, Italy had never recorded more than 475 deaths in a single day, while China, where the virus has slowed sharply, has never reported more than 150.

Diego Fernandes , 46 and Deni Salgado, 30, were married in Naples today - but wore protective masks as they kissed as a precaution against the coronavirus pandemic

There were no guests at the newlyweds' ceremony, only witnesses, as public gatherings are banned as part of Italy's lockdown measures to curb the spread of Covid-19

The couple stepped out onto the almost deserted streets of Naples. Their celebration comes as Italy's health ministry today approved new measures to limit people's movements in an effort to contain the worst coronavirus outbreak in Europe. From Saturday, parks and public gardens will be shut down and people will be allowed to take exercise only around their homes

The government last week ordered restaurants, bars and most shops to shut down nationwide until March 25. In addition, it shut schools and universities and told everyone to stay at home unless absolutely essential until April 3

On Thursday, Italy overtook China as the country to register most deaths from the highly contagious virus

The total number of cases in Italy rose to 47,021 from a previous 41,035, an increase of 14.6%, the Civil Protection Agency said.

The hardest-hit northern region of Lombardy remains in a critical situation, with 2,549 deaths and 22,264 cases.

Of those originally infected nationwide, 5,129 had fully recovered on Friday compared to 4,440 the day before. There were 2,655 people in intensive care against a previous 2,498.

It follows Lombardy sending for the army to enforce its coronavirus lockdown today as 380 more people died in that region alone and doctors in Italy's crisis-hit hospitals described an 'endless stream' of sick patients

The region in northern Italy has hired 114 soldiers to keep people inside after some Italians defied the country's quarantine rules - hampering its efforts to halt the world's deadliest outbreak. 

Italy's coronavirus death toll has leapt by 627 in a single day, an increase of 18.4 percent. It follows the region of Lombardy hiring 114 soldiers - two of whom are pictured in Milan today -  to keep people inside 

More than 53,000 people have already been issued with summons for violating the rules, with some people going shopping several times a day while others have been exercising together outdoors.   

The northern region of Veneto shut parks today and said residents could no longer go for walks, while adjacent Emilia-Romagna banned jogging and bicycle rides, saying people had to stay indoors to prevent infections. 

Towns have taken measures such as shutting down public wi-fi and closing down gambling machines in the few shops that remain open in a desperate bid to keep people inside.  

'Unfortunately we are not seeing a change of trend in the numbers, which are rising,' Lombardy governor Attilio Fontana told a news conference today as he announced the army would step in.  

Italian soldiers installing equipment at the new field hospital in Cremona today, where coronavirus patients can be treated

A shocking Sky News report showed the hectic scenes inside the Papa Giovanni XXII hospital in the crisis-hit area of Bergamo in Lombardy. Patients were given transparent air-tight helmets, which studies have shown help patients needing ventilation breathe easier and boosts survival rates more than traditional face masks 

Italy has now overtaken China as the country with the most coronavirus deaths after suffering 427 more fatalities, taking the total number to 3,405

The crisis has overwhelmed Italy's health service, prompting doctors to urge Britain to enter a total lockdown now to prevent a similar crisis engulfing the health service in the UK. 

'What I would suggest is just shut down to stop the outbreak,' said Dr Lorenzo Grazioli, who works at the Papa Giovanni XII hospital in hard-hit Bergamo and was previously based in the UK. 





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Another health worker in Italy - British nurse Connor McAinsh - told ITV News that 'it's just an endless stream of people coming in and as soon as we have a bed, we have a new patient coming in who needs critical care'.   

Some patients have been wearing tightly-sealed 'bubble' helmets in intensive care, which help them breathe and have been shown to improve survival chances.