TORINO. An olive tree planted in the courtyard garden of the Mauritian hospital to commemorate the 196 patients who died from the coronavirus. For the first time in a Piedmontese hospital, today – Thursday 2 July – the victims of Covid were remembered with a secular rite attended by a moved public.
An intimate and intimate ceremony, with poetry readings, testimonials from health workers and relatives and a concert for flute and violin. Over 200 people participated in the ritual of the dead, including Piero Chiambretti, who a couple of months ago lost his mother, who was hospitalized with him at the Mauritian, due to the coronavirus.
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The choice to plant a tree at the end of the ceremony in memory of the missed patients is a choice that symbolizes hope and rebirth. “We are here to remember what was a tough battle – said the Mauritian director, Maurizio Dall’Acqua – fought with a great spirit of self-sacrifice, recollection and professionalism”.
“My mother passed away in April – said the daughter of a Covid victim – I remember the chills first, then the fever that soon turned into bad pneumonia and her breathing became more and more labored. I don’t want pain to take over love now. ”