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The Times of India (March 26)

2020/ 03/ 27 by jd in Global News

“On day one of lockdown, supply of fruits and vegetables took a hit, despite the government having marked it out as an ‘essential service.’ Wholesale suppliers…say there are multiple logistics issues.” The largest “is the closure of state entry points and tolls across India. Some 1.2 crore trucks are said to be stranded across India” with some drivers “getting no food or water as dhabas remain closed for miles along highways, even as essentials rot inside the trucks.”


Foreign Policy (March 18)

2020/ 03/ 21 by jd in Global News

“Sorry, America, the full lockdown is coming. Politicians won’t admit it yet, but it’s time to prepare—physically and psychologically—for a sudden stop to all life outside your home.” As borders shut, it’s time to ask, “Where, and with whom, do you want to spend the next six to 12 weeks of your life, hunkered down for the epidemic duration?”


Time (March 10)

2020/ 03/ 12 by jd in Global News

“While Chinese cities experiment with slowly reviving activity, other countries are canceling public gatherings, encouraging remote work and…following China’s lead with a lockdown on affected regions.” But it will still be a while before China is fully back to normal..if that’s even possible. Chinese factories, for example, “are gradually reopening but aren’t expected to reach normal production until at least April.”


Bloomberg (March 1)

2020/ 03/ 03 by jd in Global News

“China’s lockdown measures to minimize further coronavirus infections have created one unexpected benefit—a dramatic improvement to the nation’s air quality.” Satellite imagery is detecting “significant drops of major airborne pollutants above vast swathes of the country.”


Wall Street Journal (March 22)

2016/ 03/ 24 by jd in Global News

“Europe seems determined to keep treating this as a policing problem, or at least as anything other than a call to bolster military efforts in Syria…. There’s a role for policing in a counterterror strategy, but also a limit. Brussels…can’t live in perpetual lockdown. Until the West is prepared to fight this terrorist threat at the source, Tuesday’s victims in Brussels won’t be the last.”