Dear Audrey and David!
First, we're all well, since the health situation in Salento is almost normal, with no sick people so far. Even in the north, where so many people are infected, doctors are not yet compelled to choose between old and young patients. This might be a future scenario, but at the moment the measures of virus containment seem to work and the number of infected should start to decrease in a week or so. In Puglia, we are in time for a huge plan of prophylaxis. A big hospital in Acquaviva delle Fonti is going to be devoted to shelter only coronavirus sick people, while all the others are widening their special wards. Since the first of March, we have been in our houses and go out only to buy food, avoiding close contacts with other people. But we communicate through phones and tablets and every evening at 6 PM we open all the windows and balconies and sing together our national anthem and other famous Italian songs. And this happens everywhere in Italy. In the North there is definitely a huge mass of infected and lots of dead, but in the area where the contagion first began, Lodi, no one has been infected since yesterday. This means that isolation is working.
Our son, Davide has been back to Salento from Milan since the second of March, as Vodafone has permitted smart work to all its employees. So now he is happily working from Taviano. Matteo is in Turin and does smart work, too. They are well and very cautious, since isolation is the only way to avoid contagion. You and Audrey, too, should stay at the cabin for a month or two! My father-in-law is OK, Lucia speaks to him through the window pane, and leaves food for him, keeping the correct distance away.
My group, the Guitar Club, is performing a song called TAJANU on a video on Facebook, just to encourage people to fight and be brave and united.
Dear friends, take care of yourself, as I think the worst is going to arrive in the USA, with that strange kind of president ruling. Try your best to throw him out in November! Carlo