Italian doctor death toll reaches 37 as cases top 70,000 in new epicenter of pandemic

Italian doctor death toll reaches 37 as cases top 70,000 in new epicenter of pandemic
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The number of doctors in Italy who have died of coronavirus has risen to 37, the Italian Federation of Medical Professionals said Thursday, APA reports citing CNN. 

Italy, the new epicenter of the virus, has recorded more than 70,000 cases and more than 7,000 deaths, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

The country announced strict new punishments yesterday in an effort to clamp down on the spread of the coronavirus, including possible jail time for people who have the virus and violate quarantine.

Asmar Gabil

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