Italy Needs our Prayers ‘A generation has died’: Italian province struggles to bury its coronavirus dead.
Coffins awaiting burial have been lined up in churches and the corpses of those who died at home kept in sealed-off rooms for days as funeral services struggle to cope in Bergamo, the Italian province hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
As of Wednesday, Covid-19 had killed 2,978 across Italy, all buried or cremated without ceremony. Those who die in hospital do so alone, with their belongings left in bags beside coffins before being collected by funeral workers.
In Bergamo, a province of 1.2 million people in the Lombardy region, where 1,959 of the total deaths in the country have taken place, 4,305 people had contracted the virus by Wednesday. The death toll across the province is unclear, but the situation has become so intense that on Wednesday night the army was brought in to move 65 coffins from the cemetery in Bergamo town and take them to Modena and Bologna in Emilia-Romagna.
As of tonight, the death toll in Italy is at 5,476 and possibly more numbers to come in by the hour. Italy is in need of our Prayers as this COVID-19 pandemic mercilessly sweeps over the country.
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