People Share What It’s Like Living In Italy During The Coronavirus Pandemic

In March 2020, the World Health Organization officially declared the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus strain Covid-19 a pandemic. Italy has been hit so hard by it that the country has closed its borders, refusing to let anyone enter or leave. Recently, a user on Reddit asked those living in Italy to share their experiences of what life is like living during the pandemic. Their answers, as you are about to read, are as eye-opening and they are harrowing.

In The Heart Of It

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One user living in the heart of the Lombardy region of Italy gave the first insight in the thread about what conditions have been like. They make it sounds like life has essentially come to a standstill.

“I live in the heart of the Lombardy region. All my family has it and my grand uncle died. People just stay home and that’s it. There is not much to do and shops are closed.You can hear ambulances all day and night.”