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Over ONE THIRD of world’s inhabitants underneath lockdown over Covid-19 – AFP tally

Over ONE THIRD of world’s population under lockdown over Covid-19 – AFP tally


Multiple in three folks on Earth are actually confined to their houses due to quarantine measures imposed by numerous nations to fight the continued coronavirus pandemic, AFP experiences.

A whopping three billion folks should keep of their houses or restrict their actions in some style, as nations world wide embrace ever-tighter quarantine restrictions to stem the unfold of the lethal illness – which has already contaminated greater than 416,000 folks and claimed greater than 18,000 lives globally.

The quantity supplied by AFP quantities to roughly 37 p.c of the whole world inhabitants, which stands at 7.eight billion. The determine dramatically elevated on Wednesday evening after India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced that his 1.Three billion-strong nation would go into full lockdown for a interval of 21 days.

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Strict nationwide quarantine measures have been imposed in Italy, which has grow to be the brand new epicenter of the pandemic. These defying the newly imposed ‘social distancing’ necessities might face a positive of as much as $3,200 underneath new rules launched by Rome.

Germany has actually banned all public gatherings involving greater than two folks, exempting solely households and other people residing collectively in shared households.

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