(ReliableNews.org) – The coronavirus is spreading across the world at breakneck speed and Italy is one of the hardest-hit countries. As of March 17, there were more than 31,500 confirmed cases, including 2,503 deaths. Now the country’s trying to save its people and its economy.
This week, Italy approved measures that will hopefully help the economy survive. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte called the $28 billion (25 billion euros) spending deal a “weighty economic package.”
Italy is fighting a recession and the country is still on lockdown. But there’s a bright light to be found: citizens in the country are sharing videos of neighbors singing to one another out of windows over empty streets.
a whole neighborhood in Italy is singing Wonderland by Gard & Wuzgut while they’re on lockdown & self-quarantined due to the coronavirus pic.twitter.com/kn9mniqQe3
— HUCKYEA VHS (@huckyea) March 17, 2020
The Pope also walked through Rome, praying for the pandemic to end.
Currently, there’s no end in sight for Italy. The hope is that the spending package will make it possible for cities to fight back and boost the economy at the same time.
Right now, though, it’s a waiting game.
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