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In Italy prosecutors want to discuss with the Prime Minister of the quarantine zone

Italian prosecutors in Bergamo will hear the Prime Minister of the country, Giuseppe Conte in connection with the investigation around not taken by the authorities decision to organize the "red" quarantine zones in two towns in Lombardy in the beginning of the spread of coronavirus.

According to the newspaper Corriere della Sera, prosecutors should interrogate the Comte as a witness.. with him to communicate with investigators "as informed about the facts of the person" will be attracted by the interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese and Minister of health Roberto Speranza. In addition, prosecutors "want to hear the version of" two eminent experts in the field of the fight against the epidemic of coronavirus - President of the Higher Institute of health (ISS) Silvio Brusaferro and Walter Riccardi, adviser to the Minister of health.

Investigation of the Bergamo Prosecutor's office about the process of decision-making power, which in late February, has not led to the announcement "red" quarantine zone around the two towns of Alzano and Nembro, but ended with the closing of the whole of Lombardy seventh of March. The President of the region Attilio Fontana assured that the question of the organization of the red zones was the responsibility of national governments.

According to Corriere, the first patients with symptoms similar to an infection Covid-19 of Alzano and Nembro appeared in mid-February. Relatives of victims complain about the lack of insulation in hospitals and delays in aid, accusing the authorities of "mass sacrifice".

The Council of Ministers of Italy on February 22 at an emergency meeting established two zones to isolate foci spreading to the North of the country. One of them entered the city of Codogno near Milan and nine other municipalities around it, the other hit the town in the neighboring province of Padua, region Veneto. Under quarantine were placed about 50 thousand people.

According to the latest official data, as of Wednesday, the total number of cases of infection with a new type of coronavirus in the Apennines exceeded 235 thousand 169 thousand patients have recovered, the number of victims amounted to 34114. New infections not detected in eight of the 20 regions of Italy, in four regions recorded one case of infection.

On Monday the number of people infected with coronavirus at the moment fell below the total number of victims, and last week the coefficient of infection (Rt) fell below one in all areas of the country. This indicator identifies the average number of people that one patient infects up to its isolation.

Recent data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.