As a Third of Mankind Enters Coronavirus Lockdown, the Impact on Cities Can Be Seen From Space

One-third of the world’s population is now under lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. People in India, a country with a population of over 1.3 billion, were asked to stay in their homes from Wednesday in a bid to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. This follows similar measures taken in China, where the outbreak began, most of Europe, parts of the U.S., and countries in South America and Africa.

In total, the lockdown has affected around a third of the world’s 7.8 billion people. That’s about the same as the global population at the end of WWII.