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Voice of America 17 Mar 2020

Italians Sing Volare, National Anthem to Lift Spirits Amid Coronavirus Lockdown



As Italy remained in lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Romans took to their balconies, Monday, March 16, and moved to the beat of Domenico Modugno's 1950's classic, "Volare."
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The novel coronavirus has forced people all over the world to stay at home on strict quarantine. But in these trying times people are managing to find a way to stay positive. The French applaud their doctors, Italians sing from their balconies, and some residents in Bethesda, Maryland also are dancing and singing from their balconies to stay positive. Milan Nesic has the story narrated by Anna Rice.

An Italian doctor lifted the spirits of patients by playing the national anthem through a megaphone in her hospital, Sunday, March 22.
Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, stressed the need to protect seniors as Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called for people to return to work despite the coronavirus pandemic. Aired on 3/24/2020.
▶️ Despite being stuck in their homes residents in Italy's capital had not lost their spirits as they took to their windows and balconies to applaud medical staff fighting the coronavirus on Saturday, March 14.

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