It is only now that we are all learning where the first case of Covid-19 was discovered, seemingly from a man from Codogno who was taken up in Lodi hospital (Lodi is a small village in Lombardy; coincidentally I was twice in Lodi few years ago for business and a wedding). The video below shows how the team got into action. And the second case came ... then the doctors realised they had a pandemic on their hands..
One of the messages coming through is that the authorities ignored warnings from doctors. And most of Europe,USA, Brazil etc. for that matter. Asleep at the wheel.
Here's the story (in Italian) of the journey of "patient #1" from Lodi to Pavia and back again.
https://milano.corriere.it/notizie/cron ... resh_ce-cp
// Lodi has a famous building Banca Popolaro di Lodi designed by Renzo Piano if that means anything to you.