- Title: Jerusalem and Tel Aviv light up with Italian flags amid coronavirus crisis
- Date: 15th March 2020
- Summary: JERUSALEM (MARCH 15, 2020) (REUTERS) JERUSALEM OLD CITY WALLS LIT UP WITH COLOURS OF ITALIAN FLAG AND CAPTION READING (English) "'ITALY, JERUSALEM STANDS WITH YOU" ITALIAN FLAG ILLUMINATED ONTO OLD CITY WALLS PEOPLE PASSING BY ILLUMINATED WALL ILLUMINATED CAPTION READING (English) "'ITALY, JERUSALEM STANDS WITH YOU" PEOPLE PASSING BY WALL ILLLUMINATED WALL TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (MARCH 15, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF TEL AVIV MUNICIPALITY BUILDING LIT UP WITH ITALIAN FLAG VARIOUS OF PEOPLE LOOKING AT ILLUMINATED BUILDING PEOPLE WALKING (SOUNDBITE) (English) 26-YEAR-OLD STUDENT, MICHAEL FELLER, SAYING: "They are showing solidarity for the Italian people who are right now under huge pressure and they are having huge problems with the coronavirus. I really hope this passes real soon because this is a huge problem for everyone." VARIOUS OF ILLUMINATED BUILDING
- Keywords: Israel Italian flag Italy Jerusalem Tel Aviv solidarity
- Reuters ID: LVA001C55Y24N
- Location: JERUSALEM/ TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
- City: JERUSALEM/ TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
- Country: Israel
- Duration: 00:01:30
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text:Jerusalem's Old City walls and the Tel Aviv municpality building were illuminated on Sunday (March 15) night with an Italian flag in solidarity with Italian coronavirus victims, as Israel was taking tough measures to confront it.
The walls of Jerusalem's Old City were lit in green, white and red - the colours of the Italian flag - and a caption reading, "ITALY, Jerusalem stands with you".
In Tel Aviv, a passerby said it was a moving gesture towards the Italians.
Italy recorded 368 new deaths from the COVID-19 outbreak on Sunday as the total rose to 1,809 from 1,441 a day earlier, the country's civil protection authority said.
The number of positive cases rose to 24,747 from 21,157 a day earlier as Europe's worst outbreak of the deadly virus continued to expand.
(Production: Rami Amichai, Dedi Hayun, Rinat Harash, Barbara Woolsey)
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