Lonely residents grapple with life indoors as coronavirus shuts Italy down

A writer and photographer in Milan have been documenting the pandemic's spread. Now one of them may be sick.

When the quarantine began in Milan, on February 23, it "seemed almost like a holiday," says artist Daniele Veronesi, who lives in a converted warehouse with Anna Mostosi, who works in fashion. As the days wear on, "the worries start." The two artists were photographed from the outside by Gabriele Galimberti, who struggled to find willing subjects as Italy battled the pandemic. In the weeks after Milan's lockdown, the rest of the region followed suit, confining tens of millions of people to their homes.
Photograph by Gabriele Galimberti, National Geographic

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