A mourner with a protective face mask attends a funeral service in Nembro, Italy, on March 7. The small town risks going down in history as having the highest percentage of victims in the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: EPA-EFEA mourner with a protective face mask attends a funeral service in Nembro, Italy, on March 7. The small town risks going down in history as having the highest percentage of victims in the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: EPA-EFE
A mourner with a protective face mask attends a funeral service in Nembro, Italy, on March 7. The small town risks going down in history as having the highest percentage of victims in the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: EPA-EFE

Plague almost wiped out the Italian village of Nembro. Death has returned with Covid-19

  • Town risks going down in history as having the highest percentage of victims in the country’s coronavirus outbreak
  • Of Nembro’s five priests, tending to 11,500 residents, four fell ill recently with only one left standing

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A mourner with a protective face mask attends a funeral service in Nembro, Italy, on March 7. The small town risks going down in history as having the highest percentage of victims in the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: EPA-EFEA mourner with a protective face mask attends a funeral service in Nembro, Italy, on March 7. The small town risks going down in history as having the highest percentage of victims in the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: EPA-EFE
A mourner with a protective face mask attends a funeral service in Nembro, Italy, on March 7. The small town risks going down in history as having the highest percentage of victims in the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: EPA-EFE
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