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…
Originating from the Chinese city of Wuhan, a deadly virus known as the coronavirus has been rapidly spreading across the globe.
Coronavirus 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…
It 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.
And nearly every major country in the world has now been affected by the virus.
The World Health Organization declared an emergency last month and called on all countries to take urgent measures to contain the respiratory disease.
What is it that’s causing this deadly virus?
But it is widely believed that the sale of meat from wild animals is the prime cause of the coronavirus.
Strains 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.
And the World Health Organization has warned that it can be spread by simply coughing, kissing or making contact with saliva.
And there is an immense amount of pressure on authorities to find a cure, and fast.
And it’s showing no signs of slowing down.
And the United States is now one of them.
So far, 1,016 people have been confirmed to have been infected with the virus, and thirty-one have reportedly died.
The 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.
And hospitals across the country are bracing themselves for an influx of infected patients.
As they have become the first U.S. city to declare an official state of emergency… Despite not having any confirmed cases of the virus.
And 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.
The BBC reported on the 11th of March that the coronavirus has been officially confirmed by the WHO as a pandemic.
It’s a dire situation.
People have been spotted donning face masks and various other items of clothing and materials in airports in a desperate bid to avoid the virus.
Life in Italy has ground to a halt after the country went into lockdown to try and prevent any further spread of the coronavirus.
A heartwarming video has emerged of an abandoned street in Italy that has left people in awe.
The whole community can be heard singing, their voices echoing down the street.
It was in Siena, Tuscany where people can be seen singing out of their windows, which has quickly gone viral.
The 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’
It’s a popular folk song in the city, sung by locals to express pride.
Which were districts set up to supply troops in the Middle Ages.
Some 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.”
“Reminiscent of the chants from Wuhan high-rise apartments early in the epidemic there. Stay strong Italy. Praying for you guys.”
All stores have been shut except pharmacies and supermarkets. Officials have confirmed that cases of the virus rose to fifteen thousand yesterday.