Doctors treating COVID-19 patients at home: Italy

Special medical units have carried out more than 1000 home visits in the past month

For doctors in northern Italy, the frontlines have moved beyond hospitals, as special teams try to keep patients alive at home, away from the saturated wards where thousands have died.

Dr Giulia Villa
Dr Giulia Villa.

The USCA (Special Continuity Assistance Units) was set up last month as Lombardy's hospital system came close to buckling, with ambulances ferrying thousands