Italian doctor rages at ‘unprepared’ coronavirus workers sent in ‘like soldiers to war’

Although the coronavirus infection in Italy is slowing, yesterday another 837 people were recorded as having died in a single day.

This takes the total to almost 12,500, among which 66 doctors have now died.

Giovanni Leoni from the National Federation of Doctors furiously told the BBC’s Today show that health workers lacked the necessary equipment to fight the outbreak.

He said to Radio 4: “They worked without the right equipment like proper masks and they weren’t given them.

“Not enough have been tested, we were completely unprepared.

“China showed us what we needed to do and we didn’t follow it.

“It’s like sending soldiers to war empty-handed, unable to defend themselves.”

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