This is a heartbreaking photo being shared on social media of a son being seen alone with a priest offering the last prayers to his mother who had died from the novel coronavirus.
Italy has since become the epicenter of the deadly virus from China and far surpassing the official numbers of those killed from the virus.
Italy has reported more than 5,400 killed with infections soaring above 59,000. To attempt to stop the spread, Italy has banned both local and international travel and order everyone to stay home.
All non essential business and travel are banned and gatherings may not have more than 10 people together. This ban also affects weddings and funerals.
While weddings can be postponed, funerals cannot especially if the person died from coronavirus. Thus, the funerals in Italy are now devoid of the company and comfort of friends and family, and now, it appears very few relatives and the person officiating it.
While many other countries may not relate to the desperation of this moment, authorities world over, from China to Italy are warning other countries to prepare for the worst.
So far the virus has spread to almost every country in the world and the numbers of those infected are also rising faster in some of the countries. In the US, the death toll rose to 471, while the number of cases reached 35,224, according to John Hopkins University.