Italian nurse proposes with a little help from his Covid-19 gown

ROME (AFP) – In Italy, it seems, true love will always find a way – even in the time of coronavirus.

A Facebook post has gone viral after a male nurse in a southern hospital proposed to his girlfriend with the big question scrawled on the back of his head-to-toe protective clothing.

In the post, which had received over 500 “likes” by Saturday, Giuseppe Pungente shared a photo of himself in a corridor of the respiratory ward of the Ostuni hospital in Puglia, his back turned to the camera.

“Carmeli, do you want to marry me?” was the message written on the back of Pungente’s gown, with a “Yes” and “No” underneath. The 16th message below his photograph was Pinto responding “YESSSSSSSSS” followed by seven heart emojis.

Pungente contracted Covid-19 at the start of the pandemic in March, and in recent days was vaccinated, La Repubblica daily reported.