Videos of Italian neighbors singing together have been appearing on social media after Italy’s prime minister Giuseppe Conte announced the restrictions that shut down virtually all daily life, and left only grocery stores, banks, and pharmacies open.
The videos, taken from various cities and towns across the country, show people singing from balconies and windows in an attempt to boost morale, with all non-essential shops and services in the nation still closed.
Italy is one of the worst affected countries in the world by COVID-19, with 17,660 confirmed cases and 1,266 deaths, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. That represents the largest outbreak outside of China.
People of my hometown #Siena sing a popular song from their houses along an empty street to warm their hearts during the Italian #Covid_19 #lockdown.#coronavirusitalia #COVID19 #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/7EKKMIdXov
— valemercurii (@valemercurii) March 12, 2020
Italians know that the darkest nights make the brightest stars.
What a great population we are ❤️#coronarvirusitalia #coronarvirus #Covid_19 #pandemia #cuarentena #YoMeQuedoEnCasa #IStayAtHome #Coronavid19 #Κορονoιος pic.twitter.com/Bhm7BNJVXF
— Giuseppe Scuticchio (@Mr_goodtravel) March 13, 2020
— RadioSavana (@RadioSavana) March 13, 2020
❤️From Napoli, Italy: "Che tutto passi presto per tutti noi. Un abbraccio!" (May everything pass soon for all. A hug, from Italy). By Sergio Casalino via Facebook /// 🇮🇹 Ciao Italia! We are all in this together! #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/gvkqMhmm9T
— Stratos Safioleas (@stratosathens) March 14, 2020
— Ryan Meilak (@rmeilak) March 14, 2020
Italy. People locked inside turn to their windows and balconies singing so everyone feels less lonely. Here is #Naples singing "Abbracciame" (Hug me). #Coronavirus #CoronavirusUSA pic.twitter.com/DHVPvxbB8d
— Ryan Meilak (@rmeilak) March 13, 2020