- Here is completely empty. Completely dead.
Danish Emma Juul sits in an apartment in the city of Salerno, in the southern part of Italy. From his window observing she the street below.
In his time as an exchange student and freelance journalist in Italy, has Emma seen life disappear from city streets.
She has seen the Salerno turn into a ghost town.
- the north of Italy is most affected, but the restrictions that have been introduced, applies throughout the country, tells Emma Juul to Ekstra Bladet.
Emma Juul and her boyfriend has resided in Italy since 18. February. The entire country is subject to a curfew. Private
- You may only go out for shopping, go at the pharmacy or at work, she continues.
in Order to be allowed to reside outside, must bring along an official statement, which you print out on the net.
this End, you must write up his information and his passport number and in faith and love swear that you've only moved out of his home, because it is strictly necessary.
As something new, one must also swear that they are not in quarantine. In addition, you must always make sure to have his passport on him, so the authorities can check that you are the one pretending to be.
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Italy confirmed its first case of coronasmitte at the end of January, while the first 'lockdowns' were introduced 21. February and applied for large parts of Lombardy.
9. march introduced the Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte a national curfew in the country, where about 2,000 people right now are in the intensive care unit at the nation's hospitals.
All shops with the exception of pharmacies, supermarkets and the like have been closed down, and the italians may only leave their home if it is not more than necessary.
the Curfew affects 60 million italians.
a total Of 2978 people have died of the coronavirus in Italy, and the number of persons who are found to be contaminated, is at the time of writing 35.713 and increase with around 3500 new cases every day.
18. in march, the country has registered 475 deaths over 24 hours. It is the highest number any country has ever recorded in a day.Show more Close
Go out with symptoms, and be convicted of the murder
According to Emma warns the authorities that there is legal provision for, that in Italy you can be convicted of having contributed to a person's death, if one goes out, even if you are showing symptoms, and another is infected and dies.
Something that several media outlets, including the canadian National Post and the uk Metro UK, also report.
- the Authorities are taking it very seriously, and it brands you, tells Emma Juul.
- There are many checks in the street, and there are police cars around with loudspeakers on the roofs, from which it is said: 'Remember to stay within and follow the rules'.
the Authorities have also started spraying the disinfectant foam on the roads, because people are nervous to pull the virus into their home, when they have been outside.
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It is a while ago, to the university, Emma is going on, closed down, and she do not expect to have it open right now. Now each day is spent in the apartment here. Private
And the people take the threat seriously.
- the Severity has gone up for people. Hanging banners down from people's balconies, where it says 'It's gonna go', says Emma Juul.
- It, there is a fear here in the south, is that if we will be just as hard hit here as in the north, so we can't handle it, she says and refers to the southern part of Italy is worse off economically than the north.
it is Emma She is not worried that the illness will befall her. Even though 475 people have died in the past day.
She and her boyfriend are both young, and are not 'at risk', as she describes it.
- But we take it very seriously, that we can be carriers of the virus. Why are we in so much as we can, even though you may well feel to become insane by having to be locked up, says Emma Juul.
- I have also been down to buy the masks, even though the view doesn't really work. Only because there are rumors that it will soon be impossible to get at the pharmacy, if one is not wearing a mask, she says.
But still feel the couple themselves comfortable in the city. And it is one of the reasons that they have not yet gone back to Denmark.
- There have not been very many cases in the region. But we would consider going home if the curfew continues here, and if there were no curfew in Denmark, says Emma Juul.
- Right now we are taking it one day at a time.