“My sister had a form of epilepsy, she was a subject at risk and no one cared. Guys, we are ruined, italy has abandoned us, let’s stay strong together.”
An Italian man issued a desperate appeal on social media this week, begging authorities to come collect his sister’s body, who died at home after contracting coronavirus.
(SOUNDBITE) (ITALIAN) ITALIAN ACTOR, LUCA FRANZESE, SAYING:
“I have my sister here in bed, dead. I don’t know what to do, I can’t honor her like she deserves because our institutions abandoned me. I got in touch with anyone I could, I don’t want to name names for now but no one was able to give me an answer.”