Half of world population now on lockdown

by Jordyn Pair · Apr 2nd, 2020 12:03 pm

A new curfew in Thailand meant to help curb the spread of the coronavirus now means that half of the world's population — more than 3.9 billion people — have been asked or ordered to stay at home.

More than 90 countries have compulsory or recommended confinements, curfews, or quarantines, according to an AFP dtaabase.

There are currently more than 800,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, according to data from the World Health Organization. The global death toll is more than 40,000.


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