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Life In Lockdown – Our Coronavirus Quarantine in Italy


On Tuesday, 10th March 2020, Italy was locked down in a bid to control the largest Coronavirus outbreak outside China.

According to Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, ‘locked down’ means, “I stay home.”

The borders are closed and there are restrictions on all but essential travel. Pretty much everything is closed, other than food shops and pharmacies. Although tourists will apparently be allowed home, they have to justify their movements.

But just because we could move, does that mean that we should?

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Locked Down in Italy – Our Novel Coronavirus Survival Strategy


Sunday 8th March 2020, in Northern Italy, I awoke to the headline;

Coronavirus: Northern Italy quarantines 16 million people

Outside China, Italy has the largest number of confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus, nCoV, and Covid-19 disease and it is spreading rapidly.  Overnight, the President of the Council of Ministers issued a new Decree. The extraordinary decision had been taken to lock down one quarter of Italy’s population to contain the spread. The measures will remain in place until 3rd April 2020.

By the evening of March 8th, the decision had been taken to close public spaces such as museums – along with all the ski resorts in the Val d’Aosta. Continue reading “Locked Down in Italy – Our Novel Coronavirus Survival Strategy”

How to Survive Coronavirus – Even If You’re Caught in a Hotspot

Coronavirus – so called because it looks like a crown

I try to find a balance between sense & sensational

Life was normal a couple of weeks ago. Then, the new strain of Coronavirus landed in Italy. Subsequently, everywhere north of Pisa was declared a Coronavirus hotspot.

Unwittingly, Mark and I are caught in the epicentre. We are spending our winter skiing in Northern Italy, which makes us extra keen to appraise ourselves of the facts relating to Coronavirus and how to keep ourselves safe.

Precautions have been put in place by the Italian authorities, although life in Italy continues pretty much as normal. The British media, on the other hand, seems to have launched into the usual Doomsday frenzy of hysteria and scaremongering. Continue reading “How to Survive Coronavirus – Even If You’re Caught in a Hotspot”