Originally contained to the north of the country which has seen the worst of the outbreak — the restriction was extended to the entire country by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
Lockdown means Italians cannot go out to concerts, football matches or other large gatherings — but the country is still finding ways to have fun together.
In spite of all the panic in the world you still have to keep a positive outlook and be happy. The Italians will show you how it’s done.
Videos of people all over Italy singing and dancing and holding de-facto concerts from their balconies are going viral on social media. Some are pre-arranged flash mobs, some are spontaneous, but all are warm and heartening and good for morale.