Ciao Giorgio: Italy's premier mourns bodyguard

Italian prime minister joins police officers in honouring Giorgio Guastamacchia in Rome.

Italy's premier Giuseppe Conte bid farewell to his bodyguard, police officer Giorgio Guastamacchia - who died of complications from Coronavirus - with a moving ceremony at Palazzo Chigi on 6 April.
Giuseppe Conte with the late Giorgio Guastamacchia.
Guastamacchia was 51 and left behind a wife and two children aged 28 and 29. The officer died at Rome's Spallanzani hospital on 4 April. His death was described by Conte as a "moment of great pain."

More than 16,500 people in Italy have died of Coronavirus since the crisis began in February, the highest death toll from Covid-19 anywhere in the world.

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Address Palazzo Chigi, Piazza Colonna, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

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Ciao Giorgio: Italy's premier mourns bodyguard

Palazzo Chigi, Piazza Colonna, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy