Hope is on the rise in Italy as citizens cope with the countrywide lockdown sparked by the coronavirus outbreak.
Neighborhoods are filled with song, shop windows and balconies are decorated with hand-painted art, and “Andrà tutto bene” (Everything will be alright) is spreading across Italians’ social media pages.
See (and hear) for yourself:
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Italians locked in their homes singing emotional songs to keep the moral up!
— ☪️أهلا أخي✡️ היי אחי✝️Hello Brother🕉🍊 (@JassemTamim) March 13, 2020
As the outbreak in China begins to ease, the government in Beijing is sending Italy teams of specialist doctors and supplies, CNN reports.
Two weeks after the first 10 towns in northern Italy were declared a “red zone” and put under lockdown, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said there have been no new infections.
This then served as a model to tighten measures across the country.
Italy has now seen 1,016 deaths, amid a total number 15,113 infections, second only to China. Now, the country must wait for at least the next two weeks to see if they can duplicate the same success they had in northern Italy.
To this we say: Andrà tutto bene!