Amidst the rapid surge in the number of cornavirus positive cases in the European country Italy, the same has been locked down. For the unaware, a lockdown in a situation when normal life and day-to-day activities of a person in a country are restricted and they are advised to stay indoors.
By putting Italy under lockdown, the authorities aim to curb the rise in cornavirus cases, which has already killed over 1,000 people in the country.
As the whole country is quarantined, with exception given only to food stores and pharmacies, the streets of the joyful country, which is brimmed by tourists from across the world over the year, is currently dead silent. And these pictures will show you how disheartening the same is.
As the lockdown continues, famous tourist spots, like Rome’s Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, Venice’s Grand Canal, Milan’s Piazza del Duomo, etc. are only being visited by a handful of people.
Pope Francis’ Sunday Angelus prayer on St. Peter’s Square was also broadcasted via live stream amidst coronavirus scare among people.
Restaurants, that one used to be brimmed with tourists and citizens, are now empty.
People entering Italy are being scanned and checked for their travel history to contain the virus from spreading. Trains and flights are running empty and are being vigorously disinfected on a regular basis.
And though the country battle tough times, people are spreading hope in every possible way they can. Recently, a video of people quarantined in a housing block in Naples, a southern city in Italy, singing a chorus from their balconies in a bid to boost each other’s spirit has also made it to the internet.
We hope Italy soon again turns into that bustling and the lively country it has always been.