Italian doctors denounce local govt over coronavirus crisis

The clinical heads of 11 provincial health authorities in Lombardy have signed a letter suggesting failures within the local health system have contributed to the high death rate

Doctors working in Italy's coronavirus hotspot have criticised local officials for their handling of the crisis and said the mistakes they made should be a lesson for everyone.

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Healthcare workers look after a patient with COVID-19 in Bresica, Italy. Photo: AAP

More than 16,500 people have died from coronavirus in Italy, the