Codogno: the ‘ground zero’ of Covid in Europe

The Italian people remember their victims a year after discovering ‘patient 1’ and registering the first death from the pandemic, which led to national confinement on March 9

Inauguration of the memorial for the victims of Covid, in Codogno.AP

Updated Sunday, February 21, 2021 –

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“The worst mistake we could make would be to throw away the lessons that this pandemic has given us.” The Mayor of Codogno, Francesco Passerini, quotes Pope Francis. Later, he is moved thinking of the victims who perished from coronavirus in his town – almost 230 deaths from the days of the bolt until April 2020-. The weeks of sacrifice and seclusion, the sense of resilience, the anniversary of the discovery of the first Italian patient exactly one year ago were remembered today.

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