A devastated brother released a heartbreaking video after being forced to self-isolate with his sister’s body after she died from coronavirus.
Funeral services reportedly refused to remove the body of tragic Teresa Franzese, 47, who died on Saturday evening in Naples, Italy.
Her brother – actor Luca Franzese, who starred in popular TV show Gomorra – posted an emotional video on Facebook calling for help.
In it he stated “Italy has abandoned us”.
Teresa’s body is visible in the background of the clip.
She was tested for coronavirus after her death, it has emerged.
In the video Luca said: “I am making this video for the good of Italy, for the good of Naples.
“My sister died last night, probably because of the virus, and I’ve been waiting for answers since last night.”
And he continued: “I had to force them to come and do the test. I’ve had to put myself in self-isolation. I might have the virus.
“To keep my sister alive, I tried to give her mouth to mouth resuscitation and no one cared, no one is calling me. We are ruined, Italy has abandoned us.
“But we must give each other strength.”
Several family members, including children and the victim’s elderly parents, were forced to remain in the house with her corpse.
Italians are being told to stay at home as the crisis unfolds, with the number of cases topping 10,100.
Authorities have confirmed that 631 people have died after contacting the virus.
The government announced a nationwide lockdown in an effort to contain coronavirus, as Italy has the highest rate outside China.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte this week extended self-isolation to the entire 60 million population with the mainland European country’s death toll at 631 of over 10,000 cases.