Proposed Italian emergency plans: Patients over 80 won't be treated

Italian coronavirus patients who are 80 or older will not receive intensive care if the crisis worsens, under emergency plans being proposed in Turin.

The plans drawn up by civil protection officials warn that ‘it will be necessary to apply criteria for access to intensive treatment’ if there are too many patients.

The document, seen by the Daily Telegraph, proposes that these criteria ‘must include age of less than 80’.