With Italy recording more than 60,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and more than 6,000 deaths, the government has imposed a strict lockdown urging people to remain indoors. However, that isn’t an option for thousands of homeless people in Italy. According to a report by The New York Times, there are 8,000 homeless people in Rome alone. With nowhere to go and no food to eat, these people are going through a rough patch.
To help such people, Italians are hanging “support baskets” from their balconies filled with food and essentials, reports The Guardian.
The initiative started in one street but slowly other localities followed suit. A person named Lucarrielo said it was “important to look after each other while people waited for each other”.
People online have been posting pictures and videos of the baskets on Twitter. Signs attached on the baskets read, “If you can, put something inside. If you can’t, take something”.
Have a look at the tweets here:
Kudos to the Italians who are helping the homeless during the lockdown. We hope this inspired others to do the same!
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