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Coronavirus: Death toll among Italy's doctors climbs to 33

Woman headed local prevention unit

(ANSA) - Rome, March 25 - Two dentists died with the coronavirus in Brescia on Wednesday taking the Italian doctors' death toll with COVID-19 up to 33.
The dentists were named as Mario Calonghi and Gabriele Lombardi.
The deaths were reported by the national federation of doctors guilds, FNOMCEO.

    The family of one doctor who died with the coronavirus in Turin said Wednesday they may sue the Italian State for compensation. "The State should give a strong and clear signal: it must compensate the families of doctors and nurses who have died for their activities safeguarding public health," said their lawyer, Gino Arnone.
    "Otherwise we are ready to wage a legal battle".
    Over 5,000 Italian health workers have been infected with the coronavirus, the Anaao Assomed union said in a letter to Higher Health Institute President Silvio Brusaferro Wednesday. The union called for immediate action to provide all workers with individual protection equipment. Piedmont union chief Chiara Rivetti recalled that on Tuesday another two surgeons had been intubated with the virus in Turin.


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