ANSA – Coronavirus, un anno di pandemia – LO SPECIALE Con la positività al virus del paziente 1 di Codogno e con i 55 italiani rientrati da Wuhan, una città della Cina che allora sembrava lontana. E con la coppia di turisti cinesi ricoverati a Roma

Codogno, restaurato il murale con la Wonder Woman anti Covid, 2 febbraio 2021. ANSA/MAZZA

APWith heavy hearts, Italians mark year of COVID-19 outbreak

CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — With wreath-laying ceremonies, tree plantings and church services, Italians on Sunday marked one year since their country experienced its first known COVID-19 death.

Birds fly over the San Biagio church in Codogno, northern Italy, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. Italians are marking one year since their country experienced the first known locally transmitted COVID-19 case in the West. With church services Sunday and wreath-laying ceremonies, including in small northern towns which were the first to be hard-hit by the pandemic, residents paid tribute to the dead. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

BuzzfeednewsIt’s Been One Year Since This Photographer Started Documenting Italy’s Response To Its First COVID Case

Photographer Matteo de Mayda captured this Italian town as it went from being a red zone to one of the healthiest places in Italy.

Nasal swabs were used to test all 3,100 citizens of the town; such a thorough investigation of an entire population was unprecedented. Matteo De Mayda