Quarantined Italians Chant 'Don't Give Up' Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Footage showing quarantined Italians standing on their balconies and chanting 'don't give up' has appeared online.
The clip, filmed in housing blocks in Casoria commune in Naples, shows residents attempting to keep their spirits up by chanting and blasting out a few football songs as they stay inside amid the coronavirus outbreak.
They can be heard singing: "We will stay at home. Tonight the whole of Casoria are united in chorus. The people will never give up so come on Naples!"
Before chanting songs from local football team Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli, with the words: "People like us will never give up; people like us will never give up; people like us; people like us; people like us will never give up,' they chant in unison.
"Come on Italy! Come on Naples! Forever!"
Before defiantly singing: "We are all united. Come out on your balconies, out on your balconies! Come out on your balconies, out on your balconies!
"The virus that is facing us will not defeat us... The virus that is facing us will not defeat us!"
Residents in Naples have been told they must stay at home by the Italian government due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Singing and chanting has also been filmed in other Italian cities, with residents in Siena, Tuscany giving a rendition of 'Canto della Verbena'.
Sharing the video on Twitter, one social media user wrote: "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."
Italy's lockdown has meant that almost 16 million people are effectively in quarantine, with all shops closed apart from pharmacies and supermarkets.
Earlier this week Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said the strict measures were to protect the most vulnerable members of society.
He explained: "Restrictions will include banning all public gatherings. There won't be just a red zone. We can't allow this anymore."
The coronavirus death toll has topped more than 1,000 in Italy, while officials have confirmed a staggering 15,000 cases.
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