(Matt Clinch’s article appeared on CNBC 3/24; via the Dridge Report.)
- Italy is one of the worst affected countries by COVID-19.
- It has 17,660 confirmed cases and 1,266 deaths, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.
- Schools, museums, universities and cinemas have been closed.
- The shutdown is weighing heavily on Italy’s economy.
Photo: A girl sings from the window during the flash mob, March 13, 2020. Some people have organized a flash mob asking to stand on the balcony and sing or play something, to make people feel united in the quarantine. Mairo Cinquetti/NurPhoto via Getty Image
Videos have been shared on social media of Italian citizens singing and dancing during a nationwide lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The videos, from various cities and towns, show people singing from balconies and windows in an attempt to boost morale, with all non-essential shops and services still closed in the country.
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’s the largest outbreak outside of China.
One widely shared video shows neighbors singing a patriotic folk song in Siena, a city in central Italy’s Tuscany region.