Italy Calls in Military to Enforce Lockdown as Coronavirus Death Toll Skyrockets

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Italy has chose to call in its Army to enforce the lockdown in the state as the country witnessed 627 new coronavirus deaths on Friday, the largest single-day toll anywhere in the world since the pandemic began.

A total of 4,032 people have died so far, and 47,021 are infected.

The Italian government has made a decision to use its military for enforcing the nation's coronavirus lockdown, according to Attilio Fontana, the governor of Italy's Lombardy region, who spoke during a press conference on Friday, reports La Repubblica.

Earlier this month, Italian authorities implemented a nationwide lockdown-the first to do so in Europe-as daily cases and deaths escalated.

"We have to do even more to contain the infections.Correct behaviour from everyone is essential to win this battle", Health Minister Roberto Speranza said after signing the latest directive. "We doctors knew it was not", Lorini said of when the CCP virus appeared in northern Italy in February. The death toll in Italy has surpassed that of China, where the virus originated previous year.

"Maybe the peak won't come next week, but the week after", the agency's chief, Angelo Borrelli, told Rai radio.

PHOTO: A general view of a deserted Terminal 1 at Milan - Malpensa airport, March 18, 2020, in Ferno, Italy.

Italy remains in lockdown, and government leaders say they are considering even stricter measures to to keep residents indoors to try to hold the spread of virus.

According to the Gimbe Health Foundation's release all the health workers infected make up of 8.3 per cent of the country's total cases. "I am extremely anxious by what is happening.There are still too many people out and about".

Fontana reportedly said that the situation is not improving as Italy witnessed new confirmed cases and a great spike in death toll. In addition, it shut schools and universities and told everyone to stay at home for all but crucial reasons until April 3.

On Thursday, the Corriere della Sera newspaper quoted Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte as saying the government would extend the deadline on current emergency measures closing schools and many businesses.

In fact, in a bid to boost morale, all radio stations played the national anthem simultaneously at 11:00 am.

"It feels like we are in another world".

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