Two Red Cross volunteers in Lombardy, northern Italy, have tested positive for coronavirus, according to Riccardo Giudici, head of the Italian Red Cross in the region.

The Red Cross in Lombardy has thousands of volunteers working in the health system, he said.

In addition to the two volunteers who have tested positive, “140 are considered ‘at risk’ of having contracted the virus, most of whom are in the ‘red zone’ and had contact with coronavirus patients in the first couple of days of the crisis,” Giudici said. They’ve been tested, or are waiting for the test, the official added.

“We have an increase of patients with coronavirus, but at this moment the health system is able to control and manage the situation… We have enough doctors, nurses and volunteers to manage patients and control the situation,” Giudici said.

Source: CNN News


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