Lockdowns are mandated by the government when they see a risks effect of the corona virus without it. To restrict movement and the spread of corona virus, many countries in the world have mandated a lockdown or restricted movements to its citizen for a duration of 2 weeks to about 8 weeks.
Businesses were closed, except for the essential services like market, supermarket and some f & b stalls. Employers are encouraged to let employees work from home, where possible.
China, Denmark, El Salvador, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, and Spain have implemented the world’s largest and most restrictive mass quarantines. Countries like India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and USA have also called for partial lockdown or restricted movements in the countries.
Malaysia called for restricted movement, or locally known as partial lockdown, called MCO, Malaysia Controlled Order, in response to the pandemic, started on 18 March 2020 and to end around 28 April 2020.
Singapore called for the same, locally known as CCB, Coronavirus Circuit Breaker, in response to the pandemic, started on 7 April 2020 to 4 May 2020.
Indonesia called for partial lockdown in Indonesia. Even with the lockdown mandate in Jakarta, which started from 9 April, some factories and daily earning people defy the mandate as they came out to earn their living.
India called for country lockdown for its 1.3 billion people from 25 Mar 2020 for 3 weeks and extend the period till 3 May 2020.
While the global economy came to a halt, let us see the lighter side of happenings around us. While the human are locked indoors, the animals are rejoicing with the freedom on the road.
A white horse was seen crossing the road at Eng Neo Road at Bukit Timah, trotting along other vehicles on the road on April 5.
On March 18, with fewer tourists coming to Singapore, otters were seen in tourists hotspots like Merlion Park and Marina Bay.
On April 7, Kai Kai & Jia Jia Panda Bears were supposed to mate while the human are away, but turned to artificial insemination to increase the chances of pregnancy.
And on 20 April, 9 people were caught watching and/or feeding wild boars in Lorong Halus. For carrying non essential duties during this lockdown, they will be charged for the “offences”.
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