From desolate motorways to empty high streets, sadly this is the only traffic Bergamo has seen for a while.

The reality facing parts of Italy right now is that local crematoriums are overwhelmed.

This convoy of army vehicles is transporting around 60 coffins containing victims of coronavirus to be cremated at facilities in other cities, including Modena, Parma, Piacenza – their ashes will then be transported back to Bergamo.

The mobile phone footage taken from a witness’ window is a stark reminder of the immense human cost of Covid-19, something which can easily be forgotten amidst the barrage of coronavirus statistics.

 

Credit: RT

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Dave
Dave
2020-03-20 08:33

Scare mongering pure and simple. There is no elevated mortality from that one little virus.

Hayton
Hayton
2020-03-21 01:10
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Fool. Go on then, make merry, mix and mingle, that “little virus” is harmless, it can’t possibly make you ill. And when you stop posting it only means you’re taking a short break, away from it all. Perhaps in northern Italy, or Madrid, or on a cruise ship – because it’s all scaremongering, right?