Yes that’s right, more Coronavirus news.
As Coronavirus carries its scythe across the world, wreaking havoc wherever it goes, countless countries are now taking extreme measures to stop the deadly virus.
At first China went into lockdown, but it was too late – the disease had spread.
China will end the lockdown of #Wuhan on April 8.— QuickTake by Bloomberg (@QuickTake) March 24, 2020
The #coronavirus restrictions in most of Hubei province will end at midnight local time. More @business: https://t.co/U2mIAj1qnW pic.twitter.com/tjUBpQ2kGg
Italy’s death toll then became higher than China’s, and Spain was the second hardest hit on the list.
They all went into total lockdown, with Germany and France following shortly afterwards.
The Republic of Ireland also put into place incredibly strict guidelines for its citizens: closing schools, shops, and pubs.
And then the UK followed suit, ordering a total lockdown on the entire population, with police on the streets to make sure people are following their orders.
Three stories this evening:— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 24, 2020
🔴 Biggest daily rise in UK deaths – up 87 to 422 https://t.co/xZtvpYdivW
🔴 Call for 250,000 volunteers to help NHS as new hospital announced https://t.co/FKD0y5o7Eb
🔴 Special flights to get stranded Britons home https://t.co/Uxu6gaZ1vU pic.twitter.com/NHgYoUmuGb
Now India has joined the list of countries on lockdown, but for India it’s even bigger – as the nation has a gargantuan population of over 1.3 billion people.
India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, made an emotional speech as he delivered the news claiming that ‘many families will be destroyed forever’.
My fellow citizens,— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 24, 2020
THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO NEED TO PANIC.
Essential commodities, medicines etc. would be available. Centre and various state governments will work in close coordination to ensure this.
Together, we will fight COVID-19 and create a healthier India.
You have seen the worldwide situations arising from the coronavirus pandemic in the news. You have also seen how the most powerful nations have become helpless in the face of this pandemic.
What the experts are saying is that social distancing is the only option to combat coronavirus. That is to remain apart from each other and stay confined to within your homes. There is no other way to remain safe from coronavirus. If we have to stop the spread, we have to break the cycle of infection.
From 12 midnight today, the entire country will go under a complete lockdown to save India and for every Indian, there will be a total ban on venturing out of your homes. Therefore, I request you to remain wherever you are in this country.