New Yorkers in Coronavirus Self-Isolation Sing Together from Apartments
In New York, residents are coming together — not physically, though — to make music and help each other get through the coronavirus outbreak. It's time to uplift each other and be positive.
As COVID-19 continues to shake the nation, the state of New York is doing something many of them have never done before. They're coming together to sing and spread cheer.
On the "Today Show," Hoda Kotb shared clips of the impromptu event which took place on various balconies in New York. One person also uploaded a video to Twitter of her area.
New Yorkers show unity amid outbreak
In the "Today Show" segment, Kotb revealed what happened when some New Yorkers decided to interact during self-isolation even as they remained in their various residences.
One man stood on his balcony, playing the violin to the cheers of others on their respective balconies. The consensus is that persons should stay at least six feet away from each other.
A whole neighborhood in Italy is singing the Ali Cook song while they’re on lockdown. Incredible. pic.twitter.com/ggHVPCDdS6— England's Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) March 17, 2020
Some of them have never met
In another part of the clip, many people joined together in singing The Beatles' "Hey Jude." One woman reportedly admitted that she had never met or seen some of her neighbors before the event.
The particular display of community began in Italy. There, people were put under lockdown ahead of many places in the US. In Italy, people also took to their balconies and sang their hearts out during quarantine.
.@hodakotb and @VickyNguyenTV share some uplifting stories during the stress of the coronavirus pandemic, including video of Spanish residents performing ‘My Heart Will Go On’ on balconies. pic.twitter.com/dszxjYxCdm— TODAY with Hoda & Jenna (@HodaAndJenna) March 19, 2020
Italy starts a trend with singing
According to the Guardian, the cities of Salerno, Naples, Palermo, and Turin each united with their voices and instruments to alleviate the tension caused by COVID-19.
Again, people who lived in the same area and could see each other from their homes finally met — albeit from a distance — for the first time because of the situation.
Italian opera singer, Maurizio Marchini, brought his heavenly vocals into the mix as well, singing Turandot's Puccini aria Nessun Dorma. Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi also performed for neighbors and social media.
Despite Italy being on lockdown due to coronavirus, a nationwide flash mob event saw Italians singing the national anthem and other traditional songs from their balconieshttps://t.co/PbV1jBvphX pic.twitter.com/CF3O2cenHG— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) March 14, 2020
Harry and Meghan speak on COVID-19
Elsewhere, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle broke their silence about the coronavirus to encourage the world to show empathy and kindness. They took to Instagram to speak for the first time about the pandemic.
The royals posted a lengthy caption in which the main message was about showing compassion and building a sense of community. They further commended those who have already done so.
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These are uncertain times. And now, more than ever, we need each other. We need each other for truth, for support, and to feel less alone during a time that can honestly feel quite scary. There are so many around the world who need support right now, who are working tirelessly to respond to this crisis behind the scenes, on the frontline, or at home. Our willingness, as a people, to step up in the face of what we are all experiencing with COVID-19 is awe-inspiring. This moment is as true a testament there is to the human spirit. We often speak of compassion. All of our lives are in some way affected by this, uniting each of us globally. How we approach each other and our communities with empathy and kindness is indisputably important right now. Over the coming weeks, this will be our guiding principle. We will be sharing information and resources to help all of us navigate the uncertainty: from posting accurate information and facts from trusted experts, to learning about measures we can take to keep ourselves and our families healthy, to working with organisations that can support our mental and emotional well-being. In addition, we will focus on the inspiring stories of how so many of you around the world are connecting in ways big and small to lift all of us up. We are all in this together, and as a global community we can support each other through this process – and build a digital neighbourhood that feels safe for every one of us. We look forward to sharing more over the days and weeks to come...
By singing together, New Yorkers, Italians, and everyone else doing the same thing are certainly helping to boose morale. At this time, it's much needed considering what's going on.
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