Please call upon that great Italian Saint, Saint Rocco, to bring a quick end to the Coronavirus pandemic.
My young cousin, Nicola Giacomelli, in Livorno who has a toddler messengered me the following yesterday about Livorno:
Hi Allan! Thank you! Yes, the city is completely closed and now there is a some fear. The city is spooky, shops all closed and no one around. We work from home instead of going to the office. We are all fine for now. The biggest problem is for hospitals because being very contagious if we get sick at the same time there will be no place for everyone in hospitals! The concern is greatest for the elderly! How's it going with you? Everything good?
And from a family friend in Ardenza, slightly south of Livorno, Fabrizio Agostinelli:
Bars, restaurants, pubs are closed. You can only go out with a self-certification which says where we have to go. We hope to get out of it soon. Thanks Father Allan.