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

With wreath-laying ceremonies, tree plantings and church services, Italians on Sunday marked one year since their country experienced its first known Covid-19 death.Towns in Italy’s north were the first to be hard-hit by the pandemic and put under lockdown, and residents paid tribute to the dead. Italy, with some 95,500 confirmed virus dead, has Europe’s second-highest pandemic toll after Britain. Experts say the virus also killed many others who were never tested.While the first wave of…


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