writer Boris Pahor is at home. His house is in Kontovel, in the immediate vicinity of Trieste, a few minutes by car from the Slovenian-Italian border, with a wonderful view of the sea, in a cul-de-sac of a clustered settlement. This is now his quarantine too. He will be 107 years old in August.
A man who survived World War I, Spanish flu, World War II, four camps and three totalitarianisms is now still surviving a coronavirus epidemic. He tells the Slovenes: stay at home, read books, Slovene and international classics, forget selfishness and follow Christ who said that we have to take care of others.
He overcame the Spanish flu with his mother and sisters in Trieste.
The coronavirus will teach humanity that we are all equally vulnerable.