Authority in Italy claimed the measure taken thus far is to protect the entire population, and especially the most fragile individuals against the ravaging CIOVID-19. As the decision forced Italians and non-Italians living in the country to sit at home, it has also caused chaos and confusion in some prisons in Italy leading to deaths and jail break. Under the initial lock down rules, schools, universities, theaters, cinemas, bars and nightclubs were closed in Italy’s north. Religious ceremonies, including funerals and weddings, and sporting events were suspended or postponed. Restaurants and bars were allowed to be open from 6am to 6pm, and malls and markets could open on weekdays if they could assure a meter (three feet) of distance between each client.
However, in the face of all these confusions, fear and stress Italians have designed effective way to adjust to the precarious situation and remain united in an attempt to fight a common enemy – COVID-19. Music for now is one way out. Viral videos coming out from the country shows how people in Italy have used music to stay united and remain happy irrespective of the crises and ugly situation brought about by the coronavirus which emerged from Wuhan, China and spreading like a wildfire to other parts of the world.
Regrettably, ninety-seven people have died of the novel coronavirus since Sunday in Italy, bringing its total number of deaths to 463. The country has 9,172 cases so far, the most of any European country.
In the viral videos Italians were seen signing happily from their verandas or balconies making use of whatever materials available to produce captivating sounds to support their voices projecting from different directions.