Italians belt out national anthem during virus lockdown

A screenshot from a viral online video of an empty street in Siena where residents can be heard singing

A screenshot from a viral online video of an empty street in Siena where residents can be heard singing

Italians blocked in their homes by the coronavirus outbreak joined together to sing patriotic songs from their balconies, a defiant response to a crisis that has pushed the country's health system to the limit and turned daily life on its head. As folks hunker down, a brand new video exhibits that the nation's spirits are nonetheless robust.

Another attempt to boost morale has now come in the form of impromptu music at people's windows.

The heartwarming-moment wasn't the one one, both.

According to Corriere Di Siena, the street seen in the video is the Contrada Dell'oca, one of the historic quarters of Siena.

Allegranti told CBS News in an email, "The Italians are experiencing a very hard time".

In it, residents sing the traditional "Canto della Verbena" about the city from their windows, including a rousing verse with the words "long live our Siena!".

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Flynn had also moved to withdraw his guilty plea , claiming that federal prosecutors had acted in bad faith. The Justice Department has recommended that he serve six months in prison instead of probation.

Social media users called the videos "emotional" and said they brought happiness in a time of stress and pain.

Italians have shared their stories under the lockdown, with one family telling Yahoo News UK about their experience living under the restrictions, while a nurse has shared her experience with tackling the disease on social media.

Opera singer Laura Baldassari leans out of her window to sing as the country exhausted to boost morale.

As of Friday, there have been more than 15,000 coronavirus cases and over 1,000 deaths in Italy - the most outside of China.

Evidence is growing that in China the outbreak has passed its peak.

There are now over 17,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Italy, but Twitter is awash with videos like these from across the country, proving there's always light to be found in dark times.

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