Deaths among Rome's rough sleepers surge as shelters turn many away due to Covid

About 3,000 homeless people in Italian capital sleep on the streets every night

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More people are sleeping on the streets in Rome after being turned away from shelters due to coronavirus restrictions, while the number of homeless people dying from the cold has surged this winter.

There are about 8,000 homeless people in the Italian capital, of whom 3,000 have no shelter for the night, according to figures provided by the Catholic charity Community of Sant’Egidio.

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