The coronavirus outbreak has shattered the planet in 2020 forcing entire nations to take drastic measures to curb the spread of the deadly disease - including the introduction of quarantine and self-isolation regimes where people are required to stay at home unless they absolutely have to go outside to get urgent medical help, groceries or medicine.
Sputnik has asked some ordinary people about how they spend their time in self-isolation and how the global pandemic has transformed their lifestyles.
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While other countries closed their borders and introduced lockdowns, it was business as usual in Mexico. At the end of March, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador even encouraged people to go to restaurants, saying this would support the country’s economy.
Despite the fact that Indonesia has the highest per capita mortality rate from the coronavirus infection in South East Asia, 9.1 percent compared to 5.2 worldwide, authorities are reluctant to impose tough measures to curb the spread of the disease.
As Malaysian health authorities have registered over 3,000 confirmed Coronavirus cases, including 50 fatalities, people have been told to stay at home and avoid public spaces. Melanie Chalil, a 33-year-old journalist from Malaysia, tells Sputnik how she deals with social media fatigue during self-isolation.
Sputnik speaks to people all over the world who have found themselves quarantined amid the pandemic. As of 2 April, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong stood at 802, with four fatalities, according to the data provided by the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.