Italians living in Cambridge will sing out in solidarity this Sunday as they try to lift spirits amidst the coronavirus epidemic.
Italy has the highest number of deaths worldwide from the killer disease. Members of the Italian community are desperately worried about friends and relatives who are all stuck at home as part of an Italy-wide lockdown.
After seeing videos of Italians bursting into morale-boosting songs on their balconies, Cambridge hairdresser Piero D’angelico has decided to start a sing-along.
He and his friend from the Italian consulate will blast out Nessun dorma from a sound system and stream it on their phones.
Daniel Zeichner MP has sent a video message of support. He says: “Cambridge stands with Italy and the world stands united. Viruses know no borders. But neither does solidarity. Please follow the advice, wash your hands and follow social distancing guidelines. That is how we will beat this in Italy, Cambridge and the world.”