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Italy on Friday as officials announced 627 new deaths

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Rome : Italy on Friday as officials announced 627 new deaths, the largest single-day toll anywhere in the world since the coronavirus outbreak began.

A doctor in the Lombardy city of Cremona, Romano Paolucci, told Reuters that he had “seen a lot of dead here” and that medical staff were battling to cope with a lack of equipment, long hours and increasing sickness within their own ranks.”I would say that we are at the end of our strength,” he said. “This is a small hospital and we are taking in a lot of people, I would say the capacity is finished.

The government has now agreed that the military can be used to help enforce the lockdown, the president of the Lombardy region, Attilio Fontana, told a news conference on Friday.”(The request to use the army) has been accepted… and 114 soldiers will be on the ground throughout Lombardy… it is still too little, but it is positive,” Fontana said. “Unfortunately we are not seeing a change of trend in the numbers, which are rising.”The soldiers had until now been deployed in the region to ensure general security in the streets.

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