Italian Covid bereaved want inquiry extended beyond early outbreak

Posted by on October 11, 2021 12:37 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Families say there are lessons to be learned as first Covid cases in 16 European countries came from Italy

Relatives of coronavirus victims in Italy are pushing for a full public inquiry into the government’s handling of the pandemic as documents from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) show the first Covid-19 cases registered in 16 European countries originated from Italy.

Italy was the first western country to report an outbreak and has the second highest Covid-related death toll (131,335) in Europe after the UK (137,763).

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