The coronavirus is currently spreading quickly and the people of Italy have come together in the midst of despair to share something beautiful.
Scroll to the end to watch the heartwarming video...
We are currently in the midst of a medical crisis.
via: Getty ImagesOriginating from the Chinese city of Wuhan, a deadly virus known as the coronavirus has been rapidly spreading across the globe.
So far, the symptoms have proven to be deadly.
via: GettyCoronavirus infections have a wide range of symptoms, including fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Severe cases can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and death.
A lot of people have now died from the virus...
via: Getty ImagesIt has been confirmed by Worldometer that 5,116 people have now died globally, with the majority being in mainland China. A further 139,016 have been found to carry the virus and be infected.
Things are only getting worse...
via: Getty ImagesAnd nearly every major country in the world has now been affected by the virus.
The United Nations even declared a global emergency...
via: Getty ImagesThe World Health Organization declared an emergency last month and called on all countries to take urgent measures to contain the respiratory disease.
And everyone has been asking the same thing...
via: GettyWhat is it that's causing this deadly virus?
There are many theories...
Reports that two patients have been tested for #Coronavirus in Scotland. NHS Lothian and NHS Greater Glasgow and… https://t.co/XFxOFEbLNv— Chris Green (@Chris Green)1579789802.0
Bats are believed to be one of the main culprits...
via: GettyStrains of the virus have been discovered in bats in the past and, with them being a delicacy in some areas of China, they are believed to be one of the primary causes.
But regardless of where it comes from, the virus can be spread quickly and easily...
via: GettyAnd the World Health Organization has warned that it can be spread by simply coughing, kissing or making contact with saliva.
It's safe to say that researchers are now getting desperate...
via: Getty ImagesAnd there is an immense amount of pressure on authorities to find a cure, and fast.
Because the virus continues to spread across the globe like wildfire...
via: Getty ImagesAnd it's showing no signs of slowing down.
As stated earlier, the coronavirus has infected numerous different countries now...
via: Getty ImagesAnd the United States is now one of them.
The number of cases here in America is rising...
via: Getty ImagesSo far, 1,016 people have been confirmed to have been infected with the virus, and thirty-one have reportedly died.
And the disease is only expected to continue spreading...
via: Getty ImagesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a few weeks ago that it expects the coronavirus to spread in the United States and has asked Americans to prepare for when the virus hits, not if, CNN reported.
Preparations are underway...
via: Getty ImagesAnd hospitals across the country are bracing themselves for an influx of infected patients.
And for San Francisco, conditions have been deemed as too dire...
via: Getty ImagesAs they have become the first U.S. city to declare an official state of emergency... Despite not having any confirmed cases of the virus.
Declaring an emergency will enable the county to stock up on medical supplies and facilities...
via: Getty ImagesAnd will allow nurses and doctors to prepare for a possible influx of patients.
And it seems that there is a reason for people to really start panicking.
via: Getty ImagesThe BBC reported on the 11th of March that the coronavirus has been officially confirmed by the WHO as a pandemic.
People all around the world have descended into mass hysteria.
via: Getty ImagesIt's a dire situation.
And many are going to extreme lengths to protect themselves.
via: Getty ImagesPeople have been spotted donning face masks and various other items of clothing and materials in airports in a desperate bid to avoid the virus.
Italy has been hit especially hard.
Photos show a deserted Italy ahead of announcement that government was expanding emergency anti-coronavirus restric… https://t.co/r9uzoLtewr— ABC News (@ABC News)1583801171.0
However, humanity can be found in the darkest places.
"Italy is living through a national tragedy of incomprehensible proportions. More than 10,000 are ill with the coro… https://t.co/lrplLG8ccO— Alexa Díaz (@Alexa Díaz)1583967530.0
The street was filled with song.
Am out and about in Italy today. Buses I have seen are empty, streets practically deserted. Signs up in the little… https://t.co/rgqzpPC54Y— Miriam O'Callaghan (@Miriam O'Callaghan)1583759135.0
They banded together in solidarity.
via: GettyIt was in Siena, Tuscany where people can be seen singing out of their windows, which has quickly gone viral.
People are calling it a "beautiful" act of humanity.
via: TwitterThe Twitter user who posted the video explained: “People of my hometown Siena sing a popular song from their houses along an empty street to warm their heart during the Italian Covid-19 lockdown,"
The song is titled: ‘Canto Della Verbena’ - ‘And While Siena Sleeps’
via: TwitterIt's a popular folk song in the city, sung by locals to express pride.
It was traditionally sung by members of a Contrada.
@BowlerDerek A small update: the chant was sang in the area of Fontebranda, by the people of the "contrada" (district) of "Oca".— valemercurii 🌍 (@valemercurii 🌍)1584093385.0
Everyone that listened to the singing was deeply moved.
via: TwitterSome people also wrote that it brought them to tears. One person wrote: “People breaking out in song, lifting each other’s spirits during this tragedy, is an act of striking beauty. It’s a reminder that, especially during a tragedy, the human spirit keeps us all going in hope. We shine our best in the darkness. Thank you, Siena. You made my day."
Incredible video of the people of Naples singing together from their balconies during the coronavirus quarantine… https://t.co/HnboAwmIqm— Hannah Murphy (@Hannah Murphy)1584087901.0
The lockdown has quarantined nearly sixteen million people.
People of my hometown #Siena sing a popular song from their houses along an empty street to warm their hearts durin… https://t.co/fXOdrd7X6R— valemercurii 🌍 (@valemercurii 🌍)1584053089.0