New Delhi: The coronavirus outbreak has taken the world by storm and affected almost over 100 countries. But the one country, which has experienced the scariest times remains Italy. The country has recorded 35,713 cases and 2,978 deaths so far. Now, an Italian actor, Luca Franzese has shared a heart-wrenching video telling he has to go into self-isolation with his sister's dead body amidst the countywide lockdown. Franzese's sister died of coronavirus and he had to practice the social distancing with her dead body as the authorities refused to collect the body.
“I am forced in all my pain to fight this situation. I have my sister here in bed, dead. I don’t know what to do. I can’t honour her as she deserves because institutions abandoned me,” Franzese said in a video that has since gone viral," he said in the video.
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“I got in touch with anyone I could. I don’t want to name names for now. No one was able to give me an answer,” he added.
Franzese also shared that he called the emergency helpline number and asked doctors to test him for the virus but they refused to do so as they wanted to test the dead body first. He also shared that he tried to perform CPR on his sister but was unable to keep her alive.
The actor also mentioned that if we wanted to, he could have gone out in public and spread the virus but he chose to stay at home with a dead body lying in his bed. He further said that he refused to do so because he oath to protect his fellow countrymen but it's disheartening to see the same people not willing to help. He then pleaded with his followers to share the video in hopes it would force authorities in Italy to act.
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