Rome - 151 doctors have now died from the corona epidemic in Italy. The FNOMCEO surgeon association announced this number today. The total number of deaths rose to 26,977, as the health authorities in Rome announced.
This makes Italy the most affected country in Europe, ahead of Spain and France. Worldwide only the USA counts more deaths. In Italy, 333 people died within 24 hours of the lung disease COVID-19, which is caused by the novel coronavirus.
The evening before yesterday, the authorities reported decrease to 260 new deaths. "The trend in deaths and infections is still going down," said the President of the ISS Health Institute, Silvio Brusaferro.
Brusaferro was reluctant to comment on the mask requirement, which is also planned in Italy. "It's an additional element, but personal hygiene and keeping your distance are more important," he emphasized.
From Monday next week, mouth and nose protection will be mandatory in local public transport and in Italian shops. The curfew, which has been in force for seven weeks, will then be gradually relaxed.