Coronavirus: A quarter of the world’s population in lockdown - BBC News

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told India’s population of 1.3 billion people to stay at home. The lockdown is currently planned for 3 weeks.
More than 2.6 billion people are in lockdown now India has introduced its new measures, according to a tally by the AFP news agency

Europe remains at the epicentre of the pandemic. On Tuesday, the death toll jumped by 514 in a single day in Spain and other European countries also reported sharp increases
Italy is the worst affected country in the world in terms of deaths. The virus has killed almost 7,000 people there over the past month
The UK, meanwhile, is spending its first day under tight new restrictions. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced unprecedented measures on Monday and ordered the immediate closure of shops selling non-essential goods
And in the US, New York's governor has said the federal government is not sending enough equipment to combat the crisis. The state has been hit especially hard by the virus
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the US has the potential to become the new epicentre of the pandemic

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Boys... This is your chance to save the world by staying at home, play video games and watch netflix all day... Don't screw this up...

Author — potatomato :p


“Stay inside and don’t have any contact with anyone else.” I’ve been training for this my whole life, my time to shine.

Author — Susan Barbier


"I'm Sorry! Earth is closed today."

Iron Man.

Author — Split Screen Gaming League - Games and Vlogs


Imagine next gen. will going to study this on their history book

Author — Stark Asset


This feels so surreal, and more and more everyday. We've known this was going to get bad, but it's still crazy seeing it happen.

Stay safe everyone

Author — Jay W


Because I work in producing food for people, I highly doubt the factory I work at will close ; and if it does, I guess you could say that's when you know things are pretty terrifying.

Author — charleanio


'Only the most essential Jobs are permitted outside' shows man sweeping leaves.

Author — Scott Humphreys


Could you imagine 2 months ago that we would have 1/4 of all humanity in quarantine? Imagine what will happen in two months.

Author — Alli M.


Chronic depression might have a survival benefit after all!

Author — Penny Opinions


You know it’s serious when you see a Indian city fully empty :P

Author — T1


Truly dark days for Spain and Italy ..unbelievable..May God be with you..

Author — TheManChise


The planet is now one big Detroit! LOL

Author — sicilianotoronto


I'm chronically ill, my life has not really

Author — Sarah R.


“The world is but a play and all the people but actors” this is rediculous...

Author — S. Burgz


If 3 billion people can cooperate in a lockdown... imagine what we can achieve collectively if we wanted to create a better humanity and healthier planet!

Author — stephen white


Politicians telling us to be safe after they have delayed the plans for getting ready! No shame!

Author — admir mujkanovic


"The world is only as strong as our dependency on China"

Author — JonnyWisdom


COVID 19: I'll show the world Globalism can be turned against itself into a world wide weapon.

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5:33 That's half the problem right there. Even during a pandemic, parents will not teach their kids to cover their mouths...

Author — Shaun Cooper


I can't believe a global virus epidemic is happening in my lifetime.

Author — eatcarpet