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CNN: Covid-19 has taken a staggering toll on a whole generation in northern Italy

Milan, Italy (CNN)Plot 87 occupies a barren corner of Milan’s austere main cemetery. Here, the soil has been freshly turned to make new graves, 120 in all, the morning we visited. Another body was to be buried that afternoon.A simple, white plastic cross marks each grave. Taped to each cross is a piece of paper bearing a surname, sometimes with an initial, sometimes with a first name. No date of birth. No date of death. Cemetery workers have placed a single plastic flower on each grave.Here lie those who succumbed to coronavirus in Milan, but whose bodies have yet to be claimed.