An Italian nurse,Antonio De Pace 28, strangled his doctor girlfriend Lorena Quaranta, 27 to death allegedly “she gave him Coronavirus.” Covid-19
The young couple had been working in a local hospital in Messina, Sicily after they were drafted to help during the coronavirus crisis.
De Pace, 28, called Police officers to tell them that he had murdered his partner.
When Cop arrived at the scene, they found her dead body in their apartment in Italy, while De Pace was found on the floor having cut his wrists but his colleagues were able to save his life at their hosiptal.
Early indications from testing carried out last night suggest that neither he nor his girlfriend had the virus.
Lorena had been very vocal on social media about the coronavirus outbreak.
De Pace had just weeks ago posted a tribute to his girlfriend following her qualification as a medic.
He wrote: ‘To reach our dreams you have to work hard with determination and you are proof.
‘I wish you to keep chasing your dreams, always live the life you always imagined. Well done! Congratulations on your brilliant graduation doctor.’
Italy total death toll now sits at 13,155…Tthe number of new cases rose more sharply than a day earlier, growing by 4,782 against a previous 4,053, bringing total infections since the outbreak began to 110,574.