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The author's Kolkata neighborhood.

I’m one of the 1.3 billion people on lockdown in India, where shoppers are panic-buying, police patrol the streets, and chalk is used to mark so...

Somdyuti Datta Ray is a freelance journalist living in Kolkata. Her town is eerily quiet, and grocers have shut down or raised prices amid the crisis.
Mukesh Ambani lives in a 27-story skyscraper in Mumbai rumored to have cost $1 billion to build, making it one of the most expensive homes anywhere in the world.

Mukesh Ambani, the richest man in India, donated $66 million to coronavirus aid after being slammed for ringing a bell from the balcony of his 27-stor...

Ambani was blasted after his wife shared a video of the family's gesture of solidarity with medical workers battling the coronavirus.

WHO: The world will reach 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the next few days

Over the past few weeks and months, the number of global COVID-19 cases and deaths has escalated dramatically.
A worker fumigates the interiors of a Karnataka Interstate Transport bus to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Bangalore, India, on March 19, 2020.

A coronavirus ‘super-spreader’ in India who refused to self-isolate sparked an outbreak that left 40,000 people in quarantine, officials s...

The man's posthumous diagnosis prompted officials to lockdown 20 neighboring villages in northern India in a bid to contain the spread.
Residents socialize from their balconies during the coronavirus outbreak in Seville, Spain.

People around the world are playing bingo with neighbors from their balconies

As more places go into lockdown because of the coronavirus, neighborhoods are turning to balcony bingo to stay connected.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and David Attenborough look at a projection of planet Earth during a conference about the UK-hosted COP26 UN Climate Summit, at the Science Museum in London, Britain February 4, 2020.

More people are under lockdown now than were alive during World War II

The global coronavirus lockdown has affected an almost unprecedented proportion of the world's population.
A security personnel keeps watch at Victoria Memorial Hall during the second day of lockdown imposed by the state government to curb the spread of coronavirus on March 24, 2020 in Kolkata, India.

Photos show how the coronavirus turned the world’s second most populous country from bustling to deserted, as India imposes a lockdown on 1.3 bi...

"Every state, every district, every lane, every village will be under lockdown," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said according to The New York Times.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the F8 Facebook Developers conference on April 30, 2019 in San Jose, California.

Facebook is reportedly considering investing billions of dollars in an Indian telecom giant to boost its international growth

The planned investment by the social media giant has reportedly been disrupted by COVID-19.
A cyclist wearing a face mask rides past a mural depicting Hindu god Hanuman in Allahabad, India, on March 18, 2020.

India’s Prime Minister has put the country’s 1.3 billion people on lockdown: ‘It will have a huge economic cost but this is necessar...

The WHO is urging countries to increase coronavirus testing, but Indian officials said doing so can spark "more fear, more paranoia, and more hype."
Popular tourists attractions around the world are left empty while the coronavirus pandemic has people locked in their homes.

At least 2.8 billion people around the world are in some kind of lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic

On Tuesday morning over 1.5 billion people were in lockdown amid coronavirus crisis. With India declaring their own, that number nearly doubled.