A total of 4 305 people have been infected by Covid-19, an increase of 312 patients compared to the day before. And the number of deaths is also high: there were over 300 on Wednesday. The number is so high that the city’s crematorium is collapsing.
This is the actual situation in #Bergamo, #Italy: if you see/hear people talking about herd immunity, you can imagine towards which direction your country is heading; same with those saying it is like a normal flu.
[Thanks to @MattiaRoncalli for talling me this is from Bergamo]. pic.twitter.com/QMmlkCqO3u
— MrRevinsky (@Kyruer) March 15, 2020
The mayor of Bergamo, Giorgio Gori, explained that “in the first fortnight of March, the number of deaths is four times higher than the same period of last year”. In addition, “there are many other people who are dying at home, or in nursing homes”.
And to cope with this emergency, the mayors of other cities have made their facilities available for cremation. Various municipalities offered to take charge of 60 coffins. The operation began at the Bergamo cemetery.
During the night, in fact, in the San Cataldo cemetery of Modena, 31 coffins were expected to arrive at the cremation plant on Thursday 19 March. The municipality confirmed this with a post on Facebook
The transport of the remains will be carried out by the army, which arrived in Bergamo in the evening.