Rick and Andrea Living In Italy under quarantine and lockdown

Our story about what it’s like living in Italy amid lockdown & quarantine conditions, due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.  Notably, Italy has become the first country in the world to introduce full lockdown and quarantine conditions. 

Background: On March 7, 2020, the Italian PM issued a lockdown decree, essentially forcing 16+ Million citizens into a forced quarantine.  Then, on March 10, 2020, the PM extended the lockdown to everyone in the country and created further restrictions on movement.

We are Rick & Andrea, 2 Canadians currently living in Italy and living amid this quarantine and lockdown condition. 

We are writing this story for those who want to know what it’s like to be quarantined or locked-down in their own country.  Hopefully, you will find this story valuable and share it throughout social media.  We promise to try and not make it too gloomy. Also, we will be sure to point out the surprises as well.

 Indeed, this is our live developing story, so be sure to check back often for updates!  And of course, please feel free to share this on social media, and do leave comments below!

Day 8: March 15, 2020

Fun Activities We Do, While Locked Down and Quarantined in Italy

Today is day 8, under virtual house arrest.  We took the opportunity and ramped up productivity.  In today’s video, you’ll see some of the fun things we’ve been doing to keep ourselves busy during this lockdown here in Italy.  Indeed, it was a lot of fun to put together on such a rainy day.  Normally rainy weather isn’t news, however, in this case, a rainy day means we stay inside.  Yep, while a little rain in Vancouver never bothered us, it’s sort of fallen a little out of style.  As a result, we didn’t go for any walks in the park.  Today, however, we hope it will be different.

CTV News Vancouver Interview

CTV News in Vancouver called for an interview (Click the image below to watch it).  To be honest, I’m both a little surprised and flattered about the number of interview requests we’ve been getting.  Indeed, our message about what it’s like to be under quarantine and lockdown due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus is getting out.

Rick Orford and Andrea Spallanzani Interviewed by CTV News Vancouver

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