Second death in Italy from coronavirus: ANSA

A pharmacist wearing a protective respiratory mask tends to a customer in Codogno, southeast of Milan. (AFP)

A second person in Italy has died from complications from the new coronavirus, Italian news agency ANSA said on Saturday.

The death of a woman in the northern region of Lombardy follows that of a 78-year-old man who died on Friday. The new wave of cases in Italy’s northern regions have triggered shut-downs of shops, offices, and community centers.

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