The Italian president of the Medical Guild of Varese, Roberto Stella, has died of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Stella was 67 at the time of passing.
According to reports, he died on Tuesday in Como, Italy, after being hospitalized following his coronavirus diagnosis.
He was said to be hospitalized after suffering from respiratory failure as a result of the disease.
Italy’s National Federation of Doctors and General Practitioners stated the news mourning Stella’s death.
“He was the example of the capability and hard work of family doctors. His death represents the outcry of all colleagues who still today are not equipped with the proper individual protection needed,” the federation’s secretary Silvestro Scotti said.
So far, Italy has a reported 12,462 cases of coronavirus and at least 827 deaths
This week Italy enforced a nationwide lockdown, which was announced by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
All public gatherings, public games were banned while bars, restaurants, salons and other businesses were to be closed. Only retail shops and pharmacies were to remain open.
US President, Donald Trump also announced a ban on travel for many people from European countries in response to the outbreak.
“To keep new cases from entering our shores, we will be suspending all travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days,” Trump said,”
Trump added that the restrictions will not apply to the United Kingdom.
The travel restrictions will also not apply to legal permanent residents and immediate family members of U.S. citizens.
Trump’s decision was slammed by the EU who said the travel ban was taken unilaterally and without consultation.
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