New Yorkers in Coronavirus Self-Isolation Sing Together from Apartments

Jaimie-lee Prince
Mar 20, 2020
09:00 A.M.
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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.

Hoda Kotb promotes "Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee" at NBC Experience Store on July 22, 2011, in New York City | Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images


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. 


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. 


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. 


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.



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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