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The story of Italy’s coronavirus outbreak starts here.

On 20 February, there were no known cases of Covid-19 in Europe.

The people of Lodi never expected their small hospital to become the epicentre of the outbreak.

Head of A&E Dr Stefano Paglia tells Newsnight: “In this situation, to think about going back to normal is a trap.

“There has always been this tendency to be in denial. Now we’re in a new phase.

“And I see this obsession with getting back to normal. I think we have to accept that this is our new normal.

“And we have to deal with it”.

International Editor Gabriel Gatehouse reports.

Newsnight is the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs TV programme – with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews.

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