A man lights a candle during a Mass at the San Biagio church in Codogno, northern Italy on Sunday. Photo: AP A man lights a candle during a Mass at the San Biagio church in Codogno, northern Italy on Sunday. Photo: AP
A man lights a candle during a Mass at the San Biagio church in Codogno, northern Italy on Sunday. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: grieving Italians mark one-year anniversary of first death

  • On February 20, 2021, a doctor in the town of Codogno diagnosed the first known Covid-19 case in the West in a patient with no links to the outbreak in Asia
  • A day later, in the neighbouring Veneto region, a 77-year-old man became the first known person to die of coronavirus in Italy

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A man lights a candle during a Mass at the San Biagio church in Codogno, northern Italy on Sunday. Photo: AP A man lights a candle during a Mass at the San Biagio church in Codogno, northern Italy on Sunday. Photo: AP
A man lights a candle during a Mass at the San Biagio church in Codogno, northern Italy on Sunday. Photo: AP
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