COVID: Utmost caution needed amid new wave says Draghi

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(see related stories on COVID restrictions) (ANSA) – ROME, MAR 12 – Premier Mario Draghi said Friday that the maximum level of caution was needed after his government tightened COVID-19-linked restrictions due to a sharp increase in contagion in Italy.
    “Unfortunately, one year after the start of the emergency, there is a new wave of contagion,” Draghi said as he visited a COVID-19 vaccination centre at Fiumicino. airport near Rome.
    “In the last week there have been more than 150,000 infections, compared to 131,000 the previous week, an increase of almost 5,000 people in hospital and 600 in intensive care.
    “These figure mean we must adopt the utmost caution to limit the number of deaths and stop health facilities being saturated”.


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