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A Latina Studying Abroad In Rome Sang An Opera During The COVID-19 Lockdown And Neighbors Cheered

Italy is one of the hardest-hit countries in the COVID-19 pandemic. As of March 17, more than 2,100 people have died in Italy because of COVID-19. The country is on lockdown to prevent the virus from spreading any further. One Latina from Laguna Beach, California brightened the day for her neighbors by singing some opera from her balcony.

Lauren Lugo is a California resident currently studying abroad in Rome.

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The Latina from Laguna Beach is following the dream of so many people of living and studying abroad. She is a student at The American University of Rome, according to her Instagram posts. Italy has been the center of news for the novel coronavirus because of the exponential growth of confirmed cases and deaths from the virus. Currently, Italy has experienced the second-highest number of deaths from COVID-19 behind China.

Recently, the woman shared a video on Instagram of her singing “O Mio Babbino Caro.”

Italy is grappling with an aggressive scenario of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are more than 27,000 cases of coronavirus confirmed in the European country and everything is on lockdown to stop the virus from spreading. Italy has the second-oldest population in the world, second to Japan. The elderly are the most susceptible to the worst of the virus.

Her performance brought a moment of happiness to her neighbors who are dealing with the lockdown. Countries and cities around the world are systematically shutting down to prevent this virus from spreading. However, moments like this give people some hope for the future.

This is the second video from Italy of singing that brought peace and joy to a neighborhood.

The neighborhood located in Siena, Italy joined together to sing “Canto Della Verbena.” The video gave people hope that there might be a way to move forward in this scary and troubling time of self-isolation and quarantine.

People on social media are loving Lugo’s intimate performance.

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It was one of the biggest highlights of the COVID-19 outbreak showing the strength of the human spirit. It is also a testament to the importance of art in the time of chaos.

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