Lockdown: Not everyone unhappy about life in Italy's red zone


  • World
  • Wednesday, 04 Mar 2020

Life inside a red zone: 2-year-old Bianca Toniolo looks on a phone at an illustration of a microscopic view of the new coronavirus, which she says looks like the sun, at home on a rainy day in San Fiorano, one of the towns in northern Italy on lockdown due to a coronavirus outbreak, in this picture taken by her father Marzio, March 2, 2020. Marzio Toniolo/via REUTERS

SAN FIORANO, Italy (Reuters) - Life in quarantine is wearing thin for many residents shut off from the outside world in towns at the heart of Italy's coronavirus outbreak, but not everyone is unhappy.

Marzio Toniolo, a 35-year-old teacher who sends Reuters daily accounts and videos from the so-called red zone, lives in a small house with his wife, daughter and grandparents, with other friends and relatives regularly dropping in.

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