At the exact moment the first case of the Coronavirus was contracted in Wuhan, China, a litter of puppies was born in Zhifang, a town just 16.39 miles from the epicentre of the deadly disease. On 31st January 2020, when two Chinese tourists tested positive for Corvid-19 in Rome, in the quartiere Monti, a neighbourhood…

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Anyone who knows me well would probably describe me as having an upbeat, sunny disposition, devoid of cynicism. But, even my sunny-side-of-the-street personality is being tested at the moment. I am not by nature an anxious person which, given my circumstances, is undoubtedly a good thing, but Coronavirus is just beginning to fray my nerves…

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