Businessman Luca Zhou, 56, on the streets of Prato, home to the biggest ethnic Chinese community, in Italy. Photo: Reuters Businessman Luca Zhou, 56, on the streets of Prato, home to the biggest ethnic Chinese community, in Italy. Photo: Reuters
Businessman Luca Zhou, 56, on the streets of Prato, home to the biggest ethnic Chinese community, in Italy. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: why Prato, home to Italy’s biggest single Chinese community, is remarkably unscathed

  • Prato’s Chinese community went into lockdown from the end of January, three weeks before Italy’s first recorded infection
  • Town’s infection rate to almost half the Italian average – 62 cases per 100,000 inhabitants versus 115 for the country

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Businessman Luca Zhou, 56, on the streets of Prato, home to the biggest ethnic Chinese community, in Italy. Photo: Reuters Businessman Luca Zhou, 56, on the streets of Prato, home to the biggest ethnic Chinese community, in Italy. Photo: Reuters
Businessman Luca Zhou, 56, on the streets of Prato, home to the biggest ethnic Chinese community, in Italy. Photo: Reuters
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