According to a report published by Business Insider, almost a third of the world population is under some form of lockdown due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
The biggest lockdown is happening in India where 1.3 billion citizens are forced to stay inside. The President of India, Narendra Modi ordered a 21-day lockdown, starting from March 25 but later extended the curfew until May 1.
The lockdown enforced in India exceeds the size of those that happened in China, even when the pandemic was at its peak.
The different states of America have also enforced strict stay-at-home orders of varying degrees. However, some states are now starting to relax the restrictions despite the fear of spread.
Nationwide lockdown is also being observed in countries of Europe including France, Spain, Italy, and the UK, home bounding more than 300 million people. Russia has also adopted similar preventive measures and quarantined around 132 million nationals.
Countries in Latin America including Peru, Argentina, Panama, El Salvador, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, and Paraguay have also taken assistance from the military and enforced strict lockdowns. Ecuador, with more than 11,000 COVID-19 cases, one of the highest in Latin America has also ordered its citizens to stay at home.
The Philippines are now enforcing a strict lockdown, affecting approximately 100 million people. in fact, the President Duterte of Philippines is quoted saying that anyone who violates the quarantine would be shot.
Jordan is also following a similar protocol where anyone caught on the street would be punished for up to one year in jail.
The chart below shows the number of people enforced to stay in lockdown in order to contain the spread of lockdown. It seems like all major countries except Kenya and Uganda in South Africa have imposed full-flung lockdowns.
Take a look at the following chart and let us know the safety measures in the comment section below!
Infographic by: www.statista.com