The representative of the World Health Organization, Melita Vujnović, explained the high number of deaths in Italy from a disease caused by a new type of coronavirus. She said that such an epidemic cannot be recognized in a timely manner. She spoke about this in an interview with the Russian news agency of RBC.
Commenting on the situation with the outbreak of a new type of coronavirus in Italy, where, according to the latest data, more than 1.4 thousand people died, Melita Vujnović noted that in this aspect it is important to understand exactly when the infection occurred.
"Apparently, a lot of people fell ill right away, but it is not clear how studies are being conducted with experts at the moment. People might just not understand that they are sick, not know about the symptoms and where to go with them in addition. High mortality is observed among older people, which also explains the indicated number of deaths in Italy," Vujnović said.
The representative of WHO said that it was not yet possible to talk about reaching a peak in the spread of coronavirus in Italy.
According to the latest data, 21,157 cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in Italy, of which 1,966 were cured and 1,441 died.
As we reported before, Ukraine's government decided to urgently evacuate Ukrainians from Italy, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers reports.
"The government instructed the Ministry of Infrastructure, together with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, to ensure the urgent evacuation of Ukrainian citizens from the outbreak of the acute respiratory illness Covid-19 in the Italian Republic," - the statement says