The coronavirus death toll in Italy’s worst-hit region has surpassed 3,450 in the last 24 hours after a rise of 360 fatalities in Lombardy.

Ministers in Rome have been forced to plunge all 60million citizens into lockdown while ordering all non-essential businesses in the country to shut amid the Covid-19.
The pandemic has taken a choke-hold on everyday life, with even Pope Francis retreating indoors to make his weekly address via videolink.
But despite Italy’s clampdown on person contact, the death toll spiraled yesterday from 739 to 4,825 nationwide, marking the deadliest day for a country so far.