ROMA (WSAZ) – For a native of Virgin West, Kaitlyn Durbin, the start of Italy’s national lockdown is a time he will never forget.
When COVID-19 forced Italy to be locked up, Kaitlyn Duribin had to decide to go home or live in a closed country. (Courtesy of Kaitlyn Durbin)
“That was truly the scariest moment of my life because I was like ‘oh my god what am I going to do?'” Durbin said.
After growing up in Morgantown and starting at WVU, Durbin decided to move to Italy to study and finally got a job in Rome as a digital public relations assistant who promoted fashion products.
But with the COVID-19 pandemic that struck Italy in early March, he came to the point where he had to make a decision, return to the United States or live in Italy alone.
“It’s very difficult because, the hardest decision I’ve ever made was to go home or not during all this time,” Durbin said. “It was very difficult because I would not know what would happen to my family. What will happen to my work if I leave and it’s all very, very difficult. “
He decided to live in Italy, finding out that was the best way to keep his family safe.
Living in Italy means having to hold the lock which creates some of the more confusing scenes that people in this country have ever seen.
“This is very strange. I passed the Vatican the other day, “said Durbin. “Nobody. Very real to get around Rome. You see the scenery that you normally see these people are totally empty, really empty. “
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