Italians in lockdown are singing to each other from balconies

Italians in lockdown are singing to each other from balconies

- A remarkable phenomenon has started in Italy, with residents singing from their balconies

- The songs are helping to raise spirits as the country battles the worst outbreak outside of China

- Italy has initiated a countrywide lockdown effectively quarantining 16 million people

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Italians who are in a nationwide lockdown are staying positive by singing to each other from their balconies. They are keeping their spirits up and helping their neighbours, this restores our faith in humanity.

It all started on a deserted street in Siena, where voices joined each other to sing across lifeless streets. has learned that since then a popular folk song has spread across the country, infecting people with hope and creating some magical moments, where humanity shows its best side.

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Some residents in parts of Italy are introducing musical instruments and dance moves to the balcony performances.

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All types of songs have been sung, including the macarena according to the

Italy has introduced a complete lockdown which has attempted to quarantine 16 million people as the country battles with the worst outbreak outside of China with over 15 000 confirmed cases.

So far the world health organisation (WHO) has urged countries to do all in their power to reduce the impact of the Covid-19 virus. Donal Trump has called the outbreak a national emergency.

Trump, speaking from the White House Rose Garden further announced a set of specific measures aimed at stemming the effects of the outbreak.

The emergency declaration will free up as much as $50 billion in financial resources to efforts by states and U.S. territories to assist those affected by the outbreak.

“To unleash the full power of the federal government ... I am officially declaring a national emergency. Two very big words," Trump said.
“The next eight weeks are critical,” the president added.

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