Luca Franzese’s sister Teresa died of coronavirus but funeral services refused to collect her body because of fears around infection [Courtesy: Luca Franzese/Facebook]
Rome, Italy – The family of a woman who died of coronavirus in the southwestern city of Naples was forced to keep her body at home for more than 36 hours as funeral services refused to transport the body.
Teresa Franzese, 47, suffered from a form of epilepsy but was otherwise in good health. She developed symptoms associated with COVID-19 earlier in the week and died on Saturday evening.
On Sunday afternoon, her brother Luca, an actor who has appeared in the TV series Gomorra, posted a video on Facebook, pleading for help from the authorities, his sister’s body visible on a