I am Italian (Rome) and also operator of the Italian Red Cross. AMA.
Hi, i'm an italian 20 years old that also works in the Italian Red Cross in medical transports (not in emergency, not doc or nurse). If you have any questions about the situation here in Italy during this coronavirus emergency (i'm in Rome, the capital), just ask me.
The photo below is upper uniform of the italian red cross with my reddit username.
Stats by the italian govt about cases in italy :
I am seeing people telling others that masks are not helpful. THIS IS NOT TRUE. HOW TO USE MASKS :
FFP2 and FFP3 masks if wear properly stop the virus. masks have sizes, just like gloves, and they need to well-fit the face to work correctly.
surgical masks are a low level protection, mainly protect others from the one that use them.
ffp2 and ffp3 masks are rare right now and health workers need them the most. do not buy them if you don't need them.