SuperDads and magic potions: Italian kids’ life in lockdown

Many have lost relatives but they are using their imagination to fight back against coronavirus

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In early March, when the government closed schools and imposed a national lockdown, the lives of millions of Italian children were turned upside down. Since the beginning of the outbreak, more than 300 children have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Italian Paediatric Society.

The effects of Covid-19 on children are, in most cases, comparable to a normal flu. But while the virus seems more forgiving towards the young, it can be merciless towards older adults. As of Tuesday, Covid-19 had killed 6,077 people in Italy.

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