March 25, 2020

Battered Italy sees rays of hope in grim death data

ROME/ BEIRUT: Italy’s top coronavirus response official on Tuesday attributed two successive declines in the daily death rate to a painful national lockdown that appeared to be finally bearing fruit. But Angelo Borrelli also noted that the real number of infections was probably 10 times higher than the official count.The civil protection chief also said the nation of 60 million was on course to overtake China’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in a week. "The measures we took two...