DJ, musicians spread cheer in Italy amidst COVID-19 lockdown

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
Mar 16, 2020
Watch quarantined Italians singing and dancing in order to uplift their spirits amidst Italy's COVID-19 lockdown.

Italians in lockdown make the most of it by turning to music.

Italy has recorded 17,660 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as of Friday, March 13, 2020, according to the World Health Organization.

Last March 9, Prime minister Giuseppe Conte put the entire country on lockdown. People were told not to leave their houses unless it was vital for work and health.

What happened after?

Well, across Italy, citizens started coming out to their balconies to sing!

One particularly creative guy showcased his disc-jockeying skills in Palermo, a city in Southern Italy.

The video was accompanied by this caption (published as is): "Since noone in Italy can really leave their house... This DJ in Palermo is doing his work on his balcony."

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AJ+ reports that police are preventing people from even walking on the street, a necessary precaution. Those allowed outside have to remain three feet away from each other.

In response, people are keeping each other company by singing, dancing, and playing music on their balconies.

Watch these Italian musicians playing the national anthem together:

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Not even a lockdown can stop these residents from dancing to the tune of "Macarena!"

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Watch quarantined Italians singing and dancing in order to uplift their spirits amidst Italy's COVID-19 lockdown.
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