The enforced isolation due to the coronavirus has emptied the streets and piazzas of Barga, with the few people venturing out to buy food or medicine with face masks making any human contact very difficult.
But the need for that contact was brought into sharp relief this week when an image was put up on facebook and other social networks with the hashtag #lockdownselfie.
I have almost 5000 friends on facebook – why not post a #lockdownselfie so that we can see how you all are this morning after so many days of lockdown? post an image of yourself to comments with the #lockdownselfie tag – ho quasi 5000 amici su Facebook – pubblica un #lockdownselfie in modo che possiamo vedere come siete tutti questa mattina dopo tanti giorni di blocco #barga #barganews #bargavecchia #lockdown #coronavirus – pubblica un’immagine di te stesso nei commenti con il tag #lockdownselfie
Over the next 24 hours hundreds of people logged onto that post and added their own selfie.
All of the lockdown selfies can be seen here