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!
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Modi says saving lives is priority as of now and requests citizens to stay put wherever they are.
Moscow and Lagos joined the roll call of cities around the world with empty streets, while Virginia and Maryland became the latest US states to announce stay-at-home orders, followed quickly by Washington DC.
The decision was made in order to facilitate intensified sterilization procedures in the area, due to the high density of its population.
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).