There are 17,750 coronavirus patients in Italy, 2,795 more in a day, while the total number of infected people - including victims and recovered people - reached 21,157. This is the data provided by the emergency commissioner Angelo Borrelli at a press conference to the Civil Protection . 1,441 are the victims. In one day there was an increase of 175 deaths. There are 1,518 patients admitted to intensive care, 190 more than the day before. "We are facing a great pandemic - he added - we must all work together without controversy", said Borrelli on the accusations of the Regions, in particular of Lombardy (on the masks) .
Increasingly difficult situation in Lombardy: "It is at least 7 days that we arrive at the end of the evening only with 15 free beds in intensive care. There is a limit that is above all that of respirators": this is the alarm launched by the Lombard Welfare Councilor Giulio Gallera.
Guido Bertolaso will be the "personal consultant" of the president of the Lombardy Region, Attilio Fontana , for the realization of the project concerning the construction of a hospital dedicated to Covid patients at the facilities made available by the Fiera di Milano Foundation.
A 118 technical operator died after being infected by Covid-19. His name was Diego Bianco, he lived in Montello, a town of 3,200 inhabitants a dozen kilometers from Bergamo. He was married and father of a son: he would have turned 47 next May. Colleagues remember him as an excellent worker and a careful family man.
Palazzo Chigi appealed not to travel, "not even to return to the family". To limit the spread of the coronavirus, night trains (and connections with Sardinia) have been suspended. Last night there was in fact a new exodus from Milan to southern Italy. The president of the Puglia Region, Michele Emiliano, has again expressed himself on social media, criticizing this behavior: "You are bringing us many other outbreaks of contagion that we could have avoided" . In Puglia yesterday there was a leap of 50 new cases of coronavirus positive patients which brought the infected to 158.
Meanwhile, Italy turns out to be more united: flash mobs multiply from the windows .
THE SELF-CERTIFICATION FORM
The Council of Ministers should take place on Sunday to launch the decree with the economic measures to deal with the Coronavirus emergency. While the agreement between unions and businesses was reached: the "protocol regulating measures to contrast and contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus in the workplace" was signed.
THE GOVERNMENT ALSO WORKS ON THE NEW DECREE on the emergency. Among the hypotheses, the stop to Monday's tax deadlines for all, already insured and a drop in the bills being studied, to relieve families and businesses. Social safety nets, special leave, support for corporate liquidity and new measures to help the troubled health service are also on the way.
POSITIVE POLITICS - Deputy Minister of Health Pierpaolo Sileri tested positive after being in contact with a "positive suspect" a few days ago. Also the deputy minister Anna Ascani who is in isolation was positive . The regional councilor of Lombardy Marco Colombo , a former League mayor of Sesto Calende, is hospitalized in sub-intensive therapy at the hospital of Circolo di Varese. Edmondo Cirielli was also transferred to the "Cotugno" hospital in Naples.
ALL THE NUMBERS OF THE EPIDEMY
The situation in the world - Spain and France follow the Italian line and close everything while infections and deaths increase. While in China the positive trend continues. The healing rate has risen to 81%. Meanwhile, due to the coronavirus, Apple closes all its stores worldwide, with the exception of the 42 stores in China that the company has reopened.