Length of obituary pages in newspapers indicate extent of Italy’s darkest hour

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The heavy toll coronavirus has taken on northern Italy has been highlighted in devastating footage of a newspaper’s obituary section.

A reader of the L’Eco di Bergamo – a daily in the Lombardy region where some 10 million inhabitants are currently quarantined – decided to compare the paper’s recent obituary pages to those at the outbreak’s onset.

Slowly turning the pages of the local paper, he reveals that just over a month later the number of obituaries takes up 10 full pages.



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