In Italy, more than 8,100 people have died from the coronavirus — more than China and Spain combined. “Usually we honor the dead," said a funeral director in Bergamo, the bleak heart of the outbreak. "Now it’s like a war, and we collect the victims.”
Italy is marking the 75th anniversary of its liberation from fascism. Today on the streets of Bergamo, one of the worst #corona-stricken cities at the center of the pandemic, men sing the anti-fascist anthem Bella Ciao.
“Bergamo this is for you! Never give up”. Atalanta players dedicated their historical win in Champions League to the city of Bergamo - difficult situation there because of Coronavirus. 👏🏻 @ChampionsLeague #Atalanta
Extraordinary photography and voices from Bergamo, the bleak heart of Italy's coronavirus epidemic. Our look, close up, at the terrible toll of the virus, and what may await so many corners of the world.
I keep thinking about Lodi and Bergamo, two small cities in northern Italy both hit by coronavirus around Feb 23 Their infection rates looked identical for weeks, until, on March 8, Bergamo’s surged so rapidly that the military was later sent in to relieve overwhelmed morgues
“I have never seen so many people die together before my eyes,” said a nurse from one of the main hospitals in Bergamo, a city in Italy at the center of the worst outbreak in Europe. “It feels like we are crossing in the middle of a battlefield.”