3 Apr 2020

You start with such high hopes’: The incredible struggle of hospital staff in Italy

International Editor

In Italy, the death toll from Covid-19 is now more than 14,500. It is the hardest hit European country.

In Italy, the death toll from Covid-19 is now more than 14,500. It is the hardest hit European country.

In Bergamo, which is close to the Alps, it’s thought fatalities could be double previous estimates. The reason – because so many elderly patients died untested at home.

The outbreak was first detected in the town of Alzano Lombardo, where filmmaker Francesca Tosarelli has been documenting the struggle facing hospital staff and grieving families who have been unable to say goodbye properly to their loved ones.