At the Gelateria Infinito shop on the outskirts of Cremona, customers can get a “Corona Cake”, which features the crown-like spikes of the coronavirus. Photo: Andrea Schiroli via Facebook At the Gelateria Infinito shop on the outskirts of Cremona, customers can get a “Corona Cake”, which features the crown-like spikes of the coronavirus. Photo: Andrea Schiroli via Facebook
At the Gelateria Infinito shop on the outskirts of Cremona, customers can get a “Corona Cake”, which features the crown-like spikes of the coronavirus. Photo: Andrea Schiroli via Facebook

Coronavirus cake, anyone? Italians fight fear with silliness as cases jump to 888, including 21 deaths

  • Outbreak prompts creation of special confectionery and bars offer ‘aperitivirus’ discounts, with some locals opting to laugh in face of danger
  • Elsewhere in Europe, Boris Johnson says disease now top priority as first Briton dies and UK infections rise to 20; cases in France hit 57

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
At the Gelateria Infinito shop on the outskirts of Cremona, customers can get a “Corona Cake”, which features the crown-like spikes of the coronavirus. Photo: Andrea Schiroli via Facebook At the Gelateria Infinito shop on the outskirts of Cremona, customers can get a “Corona Cake”, which features the crown-like spikes of the coronavirus. Photo: Andrea Schiroli via Facebook
At the Gelateria Infinito shop on the outskirts of Cremona, customers can get a “Corona Cake”, which features the crown-like spikes of the coronavirus. Photo: Andrea Schiroli via Facebook
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