Italy reports 475 new corona deaths on Wednesday. The country is fighting every possible means against the spread of the virus. The harrowing scene takes place especially in northern Italy.
- The Corona outbreak hit Italy particularly hard.
- The number of official deaths from the lung disease Covid-19 * is now over 2970 (as of Thursday).
- Regions in northern Italy are reaching their limits.
Corona crisis in Italy: military removes corpses from Bergamo
Rome - Photos that get under your skin. Military vices stand in front of a cemetery in the center of Bergamo (Lombardy) to pick up coffins containing corona victims. The crematoriums are overloaded. The military is said to transport the coffins to other crematoriums in other Italian regions, reports the Italian news agency ansa.it.
The morgue in Bergamo is overcrowded, writes the Italian newspaper La Repubblica . Coffins from victims of the coronavirus can no longer be absorbed. The furnace of the crematorium has been in operation for 24 hours and has now reached the limit of its capacity. There is no place in the cemeteries in Bergamo.
In order to relieve the mortuary of the cemetery, the coffins of the deceased were kept in the church of Ognissanti. Then on Wednesday there was a solution to this emergency: the use of military vehicles . Last night the military had to take the bodies to other regions for cremation.
Corona dead in Italy - pictures that hurt incredibly
The recordings of the military convoy that take coronavirus patients who have died from Bergamo to other provinces are staggering.
In social networks, people react with dismay to the pictures. A user shared a video on Twitter to shake Italians.
"They had to call the army to load coffins and trucks with coffins to take them to crematoriums outside the region," the user writes. And further: "Before you complain about the lockdown extension, watch the video."
A #Bergamo hanno dovuto chiamare l'esercito per caricare camion e camion di bare da destinare a crematori fuori regione. Prima di lamentarvi della proroga del #lockdown riguardatevi sto video in loop. # Coronavirusitalia pic.twitter.com/ofR1raGVTb- Alessandro Zanoni (@ AlexZan87) March 19, 2020
“An image that hurts incredibly. In Bergamo, the coffins of 70 dead are driven out of the city by military convoy because the crematoriums are overcrowded. Survivors cannot say goodbye. This photo is a cut, the situation is serious, ”tweeted another user, using the hashtags # COVID19 and #StayAtHome.
A picture that hurts incredibly. In #Bergamo, the coffins of 70 dead are driven out of the city by military convoy because the crematoriums are overcrowded. Survivors cannot say goodbye. This photo is a cut, the situation is serious. # COVID19 #StayAtHome pic.twitter.com/y7T03KOHjs- Gabriel Rinaldi (@ grinaldi97) March 18, 2020
Corona crisis in Italy:
The corona virus has largely shut down public life in Italy *: shops, bars and schools are closed, the borders are sealed off. The number of infected people is increasing. Doctors are fighting on all fronts.
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has been warning about the extreme spread of the coronavirus in Germany for weeks. Schools and daycare centers are closed, the borders are tight. The federal government is trying to slow the spread of the virus.
Europe is now the epicenter of the Covid 19 pandemic *. Spain, France and Germany are in a state of emergency.
Interactive coronavirus maps * are available on the Internet, which show the spread of the novel coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 in real time.