Stories of COVID-19 hitting communities are coming in from all over the world, but one of the most serious outbreaks is in Italy, where doctors are warning that hospitals are at capacity and they’ve had to begin to make decisions about who to treat.
The prime minister instituted quarantine as a hail mary measure hoping to stall the spread so medical personnel can recover and regroup. Many are afraid that a similar situation will soon be visiting the U.S., and many are wondering what mandatory quarantine looks like, exactly.
Redditor u/anonalligator asked r/AskReddit for some descriptions, writing, “To those that live in Italy, how is the situation right now with coronavirus and lockdown?”
Some people are straight chilling. Some are creeped out to be living in a ghost town. And some are watching friends and family members struggle to survive as more and more of them are hit with the virus. It’s a bleak picture, and one we might soon face if we don’t take precautionary measures now. Wash your hands, don’t panic, look at some coronavirus memes to cheer yourself up, and check in on your elderly friends to make sure they have the supplies they need. We’ll get through this together.