In a sign of growing anxiety, Indian Railways, one of the world's biggest networks, cancelled all services except suburban and goods trains until March 31. The move will affect more than 20 million passengers a day and comes after several people tested positive for the virus after trips.
Our neighbours took to their balconies on Saturday night to applaud the doctors and nurses who are risking their lives to fight the coronavirus epidemic.
Filipinos in the UAE support the decision of the Duterte Administration in imposing a March 15 to April 14 “community quarantine” of the national capital region of Metro Manila (MM) to contain the rapid spread of the global pandemic Coronavirus 2019 (COVID19).
The global struggle to slow the spread of the coronavirus has brought with it cancelled flights, closed businesses and a quickly escalating economic slowdown that could be devastating to millions. It is also certain to shrink greenhouse gas emissions this year,
There were warnings by politicians and doctors that the pandemic was coming. Mandatory quarantines followed, along with scepticism by a public that felt the threat was all hype. Then, the deaths started. But the same sequence played out more than 100 years ago.
New South Wales (NSW) state identified 149 new coronavirus cases overnight, bringing the state total to 818, and the national toll to 1,886 cases. The national death toll remained unchanged at seven.
With India’s 1.3 billion people under lockdown, a third of the planet — some 2.9 billion people according to an AFP tally — is now under orders to stay home, and this certainly is one of the most challenging periods for humanity.
Here we are staring down the barrel of our second week on lockdown. I don’t know about you but thus far, I’m nothing but a big old bag of emotions. I only realised the emotional toll this new, weird, distanced way of life was having on me on Thursday night.
Total lockdown, lesser industrial activity, travel restrictions, shutdown of non-essential services, lesser vehicles on the road – measures taken by the Indian government and by governments across the globe to battle the coronavirus have had one immediate effect!