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Last Updated : Apr 07, 2020 01:42 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

In pics: When life has come to a standstill in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

Lives remain locked at homes, and politics and world matters take a back seat as nations grapple with an invisible enemy.

The coronavirus pandemic has brought life to a near standstill in most parts of the world. Daily routines have halted as countries take drastic measures to check the spread of COVID-19. India, home to a fifth of the world population, is under lockdown for nearly two weeks now. The government is considering a calibrated exit from the 21-day shutdown imposed on March 25. Lives remain locked at homes, and politics and world matters take a back seat as nations grapple with an invisible enemy. Here is a closer look at neighbourhoods held hostage by the deadly virus.
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The coronavirus pandemic has brought life to a near standstill in most parts of the world. Daily routines have halted as countries take drastic measures to check the spread of COVID-19. India, home to a fifth of the world population, is under lockdown for nearly two weeks now. The government is considering a calibrated exit from the 21-day shutdown imposed on March 25. Lives remain locked at homes, and politics and world matters take a back seat as nations grapple with an invisible enemy. Here is a closer look at neighbourhoods held hostage by the deadly virus. (Image: Shome Basu)

Emergency service workers functioning at an apartment in Noida although they are having difficulty in commuting
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Emergency service workers remain busy at an apartment in Noida. The health department has set up makeshift offices in various parts of the country to deal with the crisis. (Image: Shome Basu)

Banks are also lean in staff
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Banks are functioning with a few staff. (Image: Shome Basu)

Migration in fear of Corona Virus
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Thousands of migrant workers were stranded in cities after the country's sudden lockdown announcement over coronavirus. Many have walked hundreds of miles to reach their villages. (Image: Shome Basu)

At a pharmacy
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While pharmacies remain open, people are finding it difficult to reach them in the absence of transport facilities. (Image: Shome Basu)

Gloves & mask are ain coommon use
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A discarded pair of protective gloves and a facemask. (Image: Shome Basu)

Nizamuddin under quarentine due to Markaaz Tablighi
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The national capital’s Nizamuddin area, the headquarters of the Tablighi Jamaat, has emerged as one of the COVID-19 hotspots after a large number of TJ workers suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus were taken from its headquarters and sent off to quarantine centres. (Image: Shome Basu)

Skype call to near & dear ones under the lockdown
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A Skype call to near and dear ones under the lockdown. (Image: Shome Basu)

Stacked up food at an upper class home
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Food products stacked up at an upper-class home. (Image: Shome Basu)

Work from home
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Thousands of Indians are working from home to curb the spread of COVID-19. (Image: Shome Basu)

Spending time under lockdown where schools & college are closed
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As schools and colleges remain shut, one of the results of social-distancing is extreme boredom. (Image: Shome Basu)

First Published on Apr 7, 2020 12:40 pm
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