“Follow Social Distancing Rules,” Connecticut Native Living in Italy Urges Americans

Monday, March 23, 2020

 

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Rebecca da Silva joined LIVE from Italy.

Native Connecticut resident Rebecca Couto da Silva appeared on GoLocal LIVE from Bolazano, Italy, where she spoke to the Italian coronavirus crisis getting worse since the last time she spoke with GoLocalProv.com -- and urged Americans to take action. 

"I would say really follow those physical distancing rules — because if you don’t, the policymakers are going to come down harder," said da Silva. "It’s not only that, if you don’t you put more people in danger. That’s the number one important thing."

 

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"It’s really sad to see Iines of military caravans full of bodies that they can’t process — it is devastating," said da Silva. "Just to see 900 people pass away in two days and to know that people were getting sick when we spoke last time -- it seemed like the number of new infections was leveling off and that might not be the case. So it’s really, really tough."

"It seems like they might prohibit outside exercise which is really sad because it’s one of the problems — it’s not that people are going out and maintaining distance exercising it’s that people are going out and congregating," she added.

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She also spoke to what it's like to have a daughter at home in Balzano doing her school work remotely. 

"For her to be able to wake up at 8 and do her schoolwork at her own pace, she’s really enjoying that — what she’s not enjoying is the fact that I’m letting her set her own pace," said da Silva. "I’m not acting as an officer, so it means she’s working six and a half days a week instead of five but I think that’s a great lesson and responsibility for her.  I’m not going to call the polizia to restrict [her] Harry Potter reading. 

Native Connecticut resident Rebecca Couto da Silva appeared on GoLocal LIVE from Bolazano, Italy, where she spoke to the Italian coronavirus crisis getting worse since the last time she spoke with GoLocalProv.com -- and urged Americans to take action. 

 
 

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