Italy has been severely affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. There are currently around as many Coronavirus cases in Italy as in the rest of Europe combined. The entire country is now on lockdown to slow the death toll from rising, and Italians have taken to social media to build some team spirit to pull the country out of the situation.
Social media channels are full of motivational videos from Italy, and among those this clip set to Nessun Dorma from Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot opera. It shows the “Frecce Tricolori” aerobatic demonstration team of the Italian Air Force pulling a magnificent display on the Italian sky.
On Twitter and elsewhere online, the gist of the video is said to be that the lone plane depicts the Coronavirus threatening Italy. As it faces the larger formation of planes, they release a tricolor smoke trail showing the Italian flag, which encompasses the lone smoke trail of the soloist “virus plane”, turning it invisible.