Milan, March 25: Inter full-back Ashley Young offered tips for staying safe during the coronavirus pandemic, including treating everybody that is not in your household as if they have COVID-19. The impact of coronavirus has been devastating, with more than 18,600 deaths globally and at least 418,270 confirmed cases. COVID-19 has brought sport to a standstill, with Serie A among the professional leagues on hiatus amid the global health crisis. Italy – particularly Milan and the Lombardy region – has been the hardest hit, with almost 7,000 casualties and over 69,100 cases.
Former Manchester United star Young, who left Old Trafford for Antonio Conte’s Inter in January, shared his own advice from Milan, where a lockdown has been enforced. “Hi everyone, just wanted to share my thoughts given I’m currently living in Italy, the epicentre of the virus,” the 34-year-old Englishman wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. “Realistically a supermarket is now your main risk at spreading this virus and even catching it. Speaking with family and friends at home it sounds like going to get food is just crazy. Remember, lockdown means lockdown! “In Italy going to the supermarket is surprisingly calm… no fights over food, no stripped shelves and most certainly no abusing staff members for limiting food or any reason at all! And in almost every case it’s usually just one person shopping for a household!