The second wave of the epidemic in Italy was serious. Yesterday there were 8804 new cases, a record. The highest in March was 6000+ in a single day. There were 83 deaths yesterday. The Lombardy region, where Milan is located, added more than 2000 cases. Nearly a hundred cases of Chinese people in Italy have been diagnosed. This is a phenomenon that did not exist in the first wave of the epidemic. At that time, the conscious and zero diagnosis of Chinese people was a good story and provided an example for Italians.
The Italian news agency AGI published an article at 18:00 last night, interviewing Chinese representatives in Rome, Milan, and Prato (the largest Chinese gathering place in Italy, accounting for about 40% of the total population) of Chinese representatives in the second wave of the epidemic in Italy and the current situation of Chinese life. Concerned that Chinese people generally express great anxiety, "The second wave of the epidemic is more harmful than the first wave. We strictly discipline ourselves, wear masks, keep a safe distance when we go out, do not gather, do not hold parties, do not organize gatherings and group dinners. But Italians are not like this. Generally speaking, the requirement to wear masks is not taken seriously. It seems that nothing happened and there is no epidemic. This is our biggest worry."
Lucia King, spokesperson for the Chinese community in Rome and chairman of the Emergency Committee, said: "In March, we had zero confirmed cases, but this time more than 50 people have been infected, and every community has. We are far more nervous and scared than the first wave of the epidemic. Many Chinese shops that have just opened are closed. During the epidemic, 1/3 of Chinese restaurants in Rome closed down. We Chinese originally liked gatherings and chatting, but we stopped all such activities since February. We are very cautious. Now we try to avoid going out or even taking a plane. Although China does not prohibit our overseas Chinese from returning to China, as long as we have a negative nucleic acid test and quarantine for 14 days-7 days at a government-designated hotel and 7 days at home-but now, I think It’s not time to move."
Lucia King also advised overseas Chinese to use traditional Chinese medicine: "A kind of mixed Chinese herbal medicine in our Chinese medicine can strengthen the immune system. It is taken 3 times a day. I heard that people in Wuhan do the same. Furthermore, please Italians believe in the anti-epidemic effect of wearing masks. For example, in the early days of the birth of seat belts, people also objected to compulsory seat belts, saying that it is unnecessary to be uncomfortable, but now it has become a habit and we all realize the benefits. As far as I feel, only we Chinese must wear masks when going out, others are not. This is troublesome. China's 1.4 billion population can control the epidemic, and the cooperation of the whole people is indispensable, and Italy should do the same."
Alessia Jiang, the female principal of the Chinese Culture College in Rome, revealed: “I have two sons who go to high school here. They go home after school and never go out. They chat with friends on mobile phones and computers. But only Chinese do this, and others follow. It seems okay. This makes us very worried. Our school has suspended Chinese classes for the second generation of overseas Chinese and switched to online courses, but there are very few participants because many overseas Chinese have returned to China."
Another member of the Chinese municipal government, Teresa Lin, who was only 24 years old (who went to university in the United States), said: "My mother has already returned to China and does not want to return to Italy for the time being. It is not safe. If Italians do not strictly follow the rules, do not wear The situation will only get worse with masks and going out to parties."
The famous Chinese Sinology Center in Paolosarpi, Milan's Chinatown, where traditional skills such as Chinese Kungfu, Chess, and calligraphy were once taught, has closed. Francesco Wu, the Chinese representative of the Milan Federation of Foreign Industry and Commerce, said: “Before the introduction of the new Prime Minister’s Act, the Chinese were already very strict in self-discipline, not meeting or partying. Many businesses do not wear ordinary medical surgical masks, but N95 or higher masks. There are not many Chinese stores closed here, because most of them are family businesses, and the number of people is small, and they still maintain their own production and external sales. Chinese businessmen in Milan generally have small business scales and are very diligent and thrifty. This is also beneficial to everyone. We (the Chinese) are prepared to fight the epidemic, but other people don’t know about it, such as locals and some South American immigrants."
I wish to care about the health of our compatriots and take care of them.