They work as pulmonologists at a hospital in Modena. "The worst thing is that you don't want the one you love to see what you see. But at least her face is the first thing I see when I take off the mask," Roberto says.
But the worst, as they say, is the older patients who have their cellphone as company in isolation. They read the news about the number of deaths rising, they know statistics are not on their side. And they often die alone. "They ask me: Will I die?"
The couple has not seen their daughter for weeks - she is staying with her grandparents. "We meet at night with scars on our faces from masks. We go home and often don't even have the courage to eat, we just want to sleep because tomorrow starts the same thing. We work 12 to 14 hours a day." says Ivana.